GLOBAL SESSION: The Global Assignment: Components of a Successful and Compliant Expat Assignment

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the various components necessary to achieve a compliant and successful expatriate assignment.

This session has been designed to address the special issues related to U.S. based employers sending employees abroad and/or accepting in-bound employees from abroad for assignments of at least one year or more. Wright will address topics including social security and tax equalization, housing and relocation, employee benefits and compensation, contractual obligations, the application of local law and the overall best practices that you should apply when handling globally mobile employees.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

William David Wright

William David

William D. Wight is a partner in the Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. offices and is the chair of the firm's International Employment Practice Group.  He counsels employers on various global employment, compensation and benefit issues related to employees abroad, as well as foreign nationals working in the U.S. and the employment of the U.S. permanent residents and citizens abroad.  Bill has worked with compliance issues related to hiring, retention and separation of employees in a multitude of jurisdictions.  His experience with global employment issues has helped him assist our clients with international operations on all sevel continents including Antarctica.  Bill has assisted clients with the implementation of strategic planning and policy development with respect to global HR practices and policies.  He has also assisted clients with the management of litigation and employment controversy matters in numerous international jurisdictions.  Bill has also counseled clients based outside the United States with the special considerations that are required when complying with U.S. employment and employee benefit rules and regulations. Bill is regularly involved with resolving questions related to privacy and data protection issues.  

LVCC N210-212
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Global Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
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