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Multinational companies expanding into new markets are often looking for new, reliable international employment solutions for quick staff deployment and setup.   When your company is growing, the traditional approach of setting up a fully incorporated

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  • Cross Border Restrictive Covenants: A Country Specific Case Study

    Employing workers on foreign assignment carries many challenges for multinationals, and one of those is structuring the employment contract to suit the position and assignment location.  Part of drafting a locally-compliant contract for assignees is the proper use of cross border restrictive covenants, to protect against use of trade secrets or employee defection to a […]

  • How Enforceable Are Post-Termination Restrictions?

    Although many employment agreements contain restrictive covenants of some type, when used for international assignments there may be issues with the enforceability of post-termination restrictions based on differences in laws in the home and host country.  As discussed in a previous article on restrictive covenants every country has its own labor and employment laws that […]

  • Common Restrictive Covenants in International Assignments: Advantages and Disadvantages

    Global mobility effectiveness can be hampered by the actions of former employees, who may be tempted use the information and contacts gained from an assignment for professional or financial gain.  To prevent this activity, global employers will often use contractual covenants to impose a range of post termination restrictions on former employees. As discussed in […]

  • Employer of Record Solution – Canada

    The modern international business environment is more complex than ever, as countries continue to strengthen immigration rules and restrict the entry of foreign nationals to work and live.   Canada, as a developed nation with a high quality of life, follows this trend and you to ask yourself: does your company need a GEO employer of […]

  • Global Restrictive Covenants in International Assignments and their Effectiveness

    What is a Restrictive Covenant and Why Is It Important for International Assignments? Restrictive covenants are contractual terms usually contained in an employment agreement or letter or assignment, which could also be a part of a broader written employment policy.  Restrictive covenants are essentially constraints on employee actions that can affect business value, property and […]

  • International Assignment Failure: Encountering Problems During Repatriation

    When an employee is sent on assignment abroad, one of the necessary elements is a repatriation plan for a smooth return to the home country when the assignment is complete.  Repatriation planning includes setting a fixed end date, concluding assignment projects, relocation logistics, re-integration to the home country and any ensuing employment options. As with […]

  • Reasons for Expatriate Failure During International Assignments

    Once an employee begins an international assignment, there are challenges that can come up during the posting that could prevent expat completion, or the business success of the assignment.  Some of the reasons for expatriate failure can be prevented by strategic planning, pre-departure training and support, as discussed in this prior article. However, a company […]

  • Quickstart Guide: Best Practices for Managing Remote Teams

    If you are considering the use of a remote team for some aspect of your business, we have put together a quickstart guide to give you a basic understanding of the best practices for managing remote teams. What is a Remote Team and Common Misconceptions A remote team is a connected group of employees or […]

  • International Assignment Failure Before Assignment Commences

    In a related article, we looked at the significant failure rates for international assignments, and the associated costs for a company of a failed assignment. Expatriate failure in this context refers to any delays, interruptions or premature ending of an assignment without meeting the planned business objectives. There are steps that can be taken before the […]

  • Mending the Gender Gap

    In our previous articles, we examined why the gender gap in mobility has occurred, why it matters, and how it is applicable in different countries. In this article, we will explore strategies on mending the gender gap. Companies looking to globalize their businesses have to consider gender diversity in their senior management or board. To […]

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