The Legal Services team within the KPMG International member firm in Germany has prepared a brief benchmarking survey regarding multinational organizations’ global labor law awareness and practices. The aim of this survey is to gain insight and provide benchmarks on global labor law practices and considerations in the context of international assignments. This will enable organizations to keep abreast of trends in this oft-overlooked area and to identify market-standard practices of benefit to both the organization and the assignee.”
International assignments can be complex given the multi-disciplinary considerations (labor law, HR, immigration, tax, social security, etc.) that come into play as well as the interaction (or collision) of different national legal systems.
The Legal Services team* within the KPMG International member firm in Germany has prepared a brief benchmarking survey regarding multinational organizations’ global labor law awareness and practices. To take the survey, click here.
The aim of this short survey is to gain insight and provide benchmarks on global labor law practices and considerations in the context of international assignments. This will enable organizations to keep abreast of trends in this oft-overlooked area and to identify market-standard practices of benefit to both the organization and the assignee.
It is not unusual for labor rules and practices in the host country to get overlooked when sending an employee there on international assignment. Typically, the focus has been on the relocation needs as well as the tax and immigration obligations of the assignee. But international assignment program managers who overlook or pay scant attention to the host country labor rules and practices may be putting the assignee and the organization at risk. From identifying most commonly used contractual models to understanding how organizations deal with mandatory local host country severance payments (and a range of other issues in between), the survey focuses on the role of labor law in the context of international assignments and the approach and practices adopted by organizations across the globe.
The survey is also accessible on mobile devices and should take no longer than 10 – 15 minutes to complete.
The closing date for the survey is Friday, 14 August 2015. Results can be provided upon request. In addition, the KPMG International member firm in Germany will prepare a report, which will be published in October. The survey results will also be presented at KPMG’s Global Mobility Forum in Rome in October 2015.
* There are Legal Services teams present in over 50 KPMG International member firms around the world, working along-side Global Mobility Services tax and immigration professionals to help employers make sense of and stay compliant with the labor rules and practices that apply to their assignees working in a cross-border context. Please note that KPMG LLP (U.S.) does not offer services related to matters of labor law.
For additional information or assistance, please contact your local GMS or People Services professional or the following professional with KPMG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH in Germany:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Tel. +49 (0) 30 530 199 300
The information contained in this newsletter was submitted by the KPMG International member firm in Germany.
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