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Hiring overseas can be risky and complicated, especially without an entity in place. Looking for a better way to employ someone in a new country? Shield GEO makes international employment simple.

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  • Converting a Contractor to a Full-Time Employee: A Guide for Overseas Employers

    In a recent trend, both companies and workers have begun to favor an independent contractor role over that of a formal employee, especially for a remote position abroad.  There are a number of reasons for this including more autonomy for the worker, and cost savings for the company.  It is well known that hiring a […]


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  • How to Choose an Employer of Record service

    When you are hiring remote workers or assigning employees overseas, most countries are going to require that you have a local corporate entity to run payroll and comply with all employment and tax laws.  Unless you are prepared for the time and expense of setting up a branch office or subsidiary in the foreign market, […]


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  • Visa Sponsorship and Tax in Indonesia: A Guide for Overseas Employers

    There are two requirements you will always need to meet when sending employees on foreign assignment: 1) valid work visa sponsorship and 2) payment of taxes both at home and abroad.  The issues that come up for overseas employers is how to meet visa sponsorship criteria, and in which country the employee is liable for […]


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  • Tax Exemption in The Netherlands – A Guide for Overseas Employers

    Many countries where you might assign employees have special tax regimes for expat employees, which take into account the fact that expats are not residents and need special consideration for tax liability.  In some countries they may have a special flat tax rate for expats, or will exempt some part of compensation from taxation.  This […]


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  • Onboarding in China with Employment Contracts – A Guide for Overseas Employers

    When your company is onboarding employees in China, you may not be aware of how labor laws can affect the terms of the employment contract.  Whether your employees are local residents or expats, you will have to modify your contracts to meet Chinese standards.  This is true even if the terms are different from the […]


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  • Employee Termination in Turkey – A Guide for Overseas Employers

    Not every employee on assignment or hired in a foreign country will work out as planned, and we assist our clients in navigating the local laws on termination when that becomes necessary.  The best outcome is if the termination is agreed to by the employee, but in some cases other options are needed. One Shield […]


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  • Mileage Reimbursement in Sweden – A Guide for Overseas Employers

    Your employees in Sweden may find it necessary to travel for work by car, and in that case, you will need to know how mileage reimbursement will work for both personal and company provided cars. How will you know the tax -free reimbursement limits if you are new to Sweden?  What will be the reimbursement […]


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  • A Day in the Life of a Remote Working Parent – Meet Katrina from Shield GEO

    Setting up a culture of flexible work is extremely important to us. Of the 26 people Shield GEO employs, 17 work remotely full time and many of the nine who work in the offices (London and Sydney) work from home at least once a week. Further flexible work opportunities include allowing all employees to set […]


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  • Annual Leave in China – A Guide for Overseas Employers

    China has many unique rules and customs when it comes to employment, and if you are hiring employees then your company is subject to Chinese regulations.  This will include all employee statutory benefits, including annual leave or vacation days. If you are new to the country, how will you learn how to apply the correct […]


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  • Expense Reimbursement Process in Portugal – A Guide for Overseas Employers

    Hiring employees in Portugal will mean reimbursing expenses for business related travel.  Like many countries, Portugal has limits and specific processes for expense reimbursements to qualify as tax free. If you are new to the country, how will you learn the limits and expense reporting rules to make sure that your employees don’t incur tax […]


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