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  • Drafting Employment Documents for Expatriates

Drafting Employment Documents for Expatriates


Examines how employment documents can be used to help manage home and host country immigration, employment, pension, data protection, tax and social security considerations

Packed full of practical suggestions, checklists and templates, Drafting Documents for Expatriates guides professionals from round the World through the complex process of producing useful and compliant documents for expatriates.

Comprehensively updated to take account of best practice and developments such as Brexit, the new edition has lost none of its original sparkle. This remains a practical, readable book and a superb entry point to this difficult and fast moving subject.

The book helps readers identify the appropriate employer, structure the assignment and document the increasingly complex range of benefits offered to internationally mobile workers. The focus throughout is on getting the job done and managing risk. The author identifies potential traps and offers suggestions for resolution. Lawyers will particularly appreciate the clarity of explanation and drafting suggestions. Those who do not need that level of detail will value the accessibility of the book which, broken down into bite-size pieces, allows for easy skipping of technical information.

A comprehensive glossary helps demystify technical terms and avoid the misunderstandings that so often arise in cross-border work. Separate chapters focusing on ‘problem’ areas such as international commuter arrangements, equality, cross-border competition and severance terms offer extra insight where it is needed.

Global mobility expertise has never been so important to business. There has been much discussion about the increasing volume of cross-border migration. For global mobility specialists the greater challenges are the longer term trends towards more complex arrangements between more jurisdictions, and tightening compliance regimes.

The author has drawn on decades of experience as an employment law specialist advising on global mobility, and on the very generous contributions of the many in house specialists and advisers who shared their insight in response to the first edition, to produce a book that really helps.
  • Introduction
  • Business Objectives and Purpose of Documents
  • Is the Assignment Viable?
  • Identity of Employer
  • Length of Assignment
  • Structure of Arrangements and Documents Needed
  • Documenting Expatriate Reward
  • Practical Things to be Covered by Documents
  • Assignment Policies
  • Which Country’s Laws Apply
  • Competition and Restrictive Covenants
  • Equality
  • New Locations
  • Business Visitors, International Commuters and Virtual Assignees
  • Ongoing Management
  • Ending the Assignment
  • Getting the Job Done
  • Brexit and Global Mobility
  • Sending Expatriates to the UK
  • Sending Expatriates from the UK
  • US Perspectives
  • Employee Perspectives


  • Checklists
  • Framework Employment Documents
  • Glossary

Reviews of the previous edition

"This is a must have book for any global mobility professional"
Totally Expat News

"This easy-to-read and concise book is a must for all employment lawyers advising on overseas assignments ... the book is worth purchasing for the checklists alone ... it is also useful to clients themselves in terms of the issues that they need to be considering on a day-to-day level"
ELA Briefing

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