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  • Transitioning a Contractor to an Employee in the UK

    The trend of using contractors in the ‘gig’ economy does not always work out for either the client-company or the worker, and if your company is using contractors you may wonder how to handle any potential transition to formal employment.  Sometimes the lure of independence wears off for the contractor, and they tire of the […]

  • Using a GEO to Hire an Employee Overseas: Pros and Cons

    Hiring an employee in a foreign country carries risk, cost and time factors that may be new to your HR department, and an efficient solution has to be found that meets your business needs but also ensures compliance with unfamiliar laws. The initial challenge is: How can you assess the overall task of setting up […]

  • Terminating an Employee in France: A Guide for Overseas Employers

    One of the more sensitive areas of foreign employment is termination, and how to match up your company’s policies with host country laws.   You will need to have a thorough understanding of justifiable causes, notice periods and severance so that you don’t run into any problems when terminating employees. The rules will apply equally to […]

  • Employer and Employee Social Security Contributions in Thailand: A Guide for Overseas Employers

    If you are looking to hire an employee in Thailand (local or expat) you may be looking for more information on the social security and pension rules in that Asian country.  Every country has its own unique social security laws and Thailand is no exception. We have a client whose employee had a number of […]

  • Hiring Remote Workers in Canada: A Guide for US Employers

    US employers have more choices than ever when finding the right talent to meet their business needs.  One emerging trend is to hire remote workers in other countries, if the right skill set can’t be found inside the US, or for business expansion.  One obvious choice is to recruit workers in Canada. Why Hire a […]

  • Business Travel Allowances for Employees in France

    A frequent question asked by our clients is how business travel expenses vary in other countries where employees are held to local tax rules.  For example, one of our clients had an employee on assignment in France who traveled for work on occasion to China.  He wanted to know how much of a travel allowance […]

  • A Guide to Annual Leave Entitlements in New Zealand

    When you assign employees abroad you are going to encounter different employment and labor laws, which can bring up questions from your staff.  We had a client sending an employee to New Zealand, and the employee had a specific concern about the types of leave he was entitled to because they weren’t included in the […]

  • Payroll Outsourcing Services: The Ultimate Guide for Overseas Employers

    Running payroll in a foreign country can be overwhelming with the many different regulations to follow, and calculations needed using local rules.  Due to this, multinationals will frequently rely on payroll outsourcing to handle the administrative and compliance steps of paying employees.  Even when a company has set up its own corporate entity abroad, it […]

  • Tax Filing in China: A Guide for Overseas Employers

    If you are assigning staff to work in China there are a number of regulations and timelines to follow for withholding, payment and filing of individual income tax (IIT).  Because our clients frequently come to us with questions about the specific rules, we have put together this overview of Chinese tax regulations and a few […]

  • Annual Leave and Sick Leave in South Africa: A Guide for Overseas Employers

    When employing abroad HR departments need to know the host country laws about sick leave and annual holiday leave, to make sure that statutory minimums are being met.  So, if leave is being included in the employment contract, the number of days must meet local minimums even if those are more than at home. We […]


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