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"Employees Working in Foreign Countries: Personnel Concerns and Other Issues Relating to Expatriates"

Paul Drager, a lawyer at Macleod Dixon, wrote "Employees Working in Foreign Countries: Personnel Concerns and Other Issues Relating to Expatriates" in 1999.

The paper deserves a fresh bookmark, however, because it appears to be one of the only resources available for lawyers as far as the to be alert to in relation to employees being posted to foreign countries.

The specific issues covered are:

  1. Tax Issues
  2. Methods of Payment of Salary and Benefits
  3. Cost of Living Differentials
  4. Housing
  5. Transportation at Post
  6. Moving Expenses
  7. Health Club/Social Club Accessibility
  8. Education
  9. Airfare (Returning to Home Base)
  10. Security/Safety Arrangements
  11. Health Coverage
  12. Conflicting Local Laws and Work Permits
  13. Reporting
  14. Clarification of the Role and Duration of the Employee in the Foreign Office
  15. Reintegration

There is a checklist at the end of the paper.

Mr. Drager wrote the paper for the Lorman Education Services Seminar on Employment and Labour Law in Alberta.