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Kidnapping and Terrorism Concerns

Kidnapping and Terrorism Concerns It should be noted that not all violence occurs at work. Kidnapping, murder, home invasion, robberies, and car  jacking happen relatively frequently in some cities, such as Mexico City, and a number of countries throughout the world. U.S. citizens are especially vulnerable to extortion, kidnapping, bombing, physical harassment, and other terrorist activities. In a resent…

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International Security and Terrorism

International Security and Terrorism As more U.S. firms operate internationally, the threat of terrorist actions against those firms and the employees working for them increases. The extent to which employees are likely to experience security problems and violence depends upon the country. It is crucial that the HR staff regularly check the security conditions in countries where expatriates are traveling…

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Global Health Safety and Security

Global Health  Safety and Security Safety and health laws and regulations vary from country to country, ranging from virtually nonexistent to more stringent than in the United States. The importance placed on workplace safety relates somewhat to the level of regulation in different countries International Emergency Health Services With more and more expatriates working internationally, especially in some of…

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Sexual Harassment Regulations Globally

Sexual Harassment Regulations Globally Throughout the world, employment regulations are changing. Laws and regulations prohibiting employment discrimination exist in various places in the world  and often include sexual harassment regulations. For instance. even though the United States enacted sexual harassment regulations several decades. ago, only recently have regulations prohibiting sexual harassment been enacted in Japan and Thailand, Since the…

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Global Employee Relations Issues

Global Employee Relations Issues Employee relations often raise concerns in international situations for several reasons. Employers must comply with a wide range of employment and labor laws that differ by region and country. Global Labor-Management Relations In some countries. unions either do not exist at all or are relatively weak. Such is the case in China And a…

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Tax Concerns

Tax Concerns Many international compensation plans attempt to protect expatriates from negative tax consequences by using a tax equalization plan. Under such a plan. the company adjusts an employee’s base income downward by the amount of estimated D.S. tax to be paid for the year. Thus. the employee pays only the foreign- country tax. The tax equalization plan…

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Global Market Approach

Global Market Approach  Increasingly, global organizations have recognized that compensating global employees requires taking a broad perspective. In many large multinational enterprises, key executives have worked in several countries during their careers and may be of many different nationalities. These executives are moved from one part of the world to another and to corporate headquarters, wherever the firms are based.…

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Home Country Reference Point

Home Country Reference Point  An appropriate compensation package keeps corporate global employees at a level appropriate to their jobs in relation to similar jobs in the home country. Various indices can be obtained. Based on the calculations made using those indices. special benefits or allowances can be provided so that global employees can maintain a standard of living at…

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International Compensation

International Compensation Organizations with employees in many different countries face some special compensation pressures. Variations in laws, living costs, tax policies, and other factors all must be considered in establishing the compensation for expatriate managers and professionals. Even fluctuations in the value of the home-country currency must be tracked and’ adjustments made as the currency rises or falls in relation…

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Repatriation

Repatriation  The process of repatriation, whereby expatriates are brought home or moved to other global assignments, must address potential difficulties that can arise when it is time to bring expatriates borne. For example, expatriates no longer receive the special compensation packages often available to them during their assignments, which means that the expatriates experience a net decrease in total income,…

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