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International Employments

HEUSER RECHT UND STEUERN specializes in the globalization of employment relationships. The scope of counsel contains contract drafting and contract administration in respect of social security and tax law as well as the immigration formalities and work permit law. HEUSER RECHT UND STEUERN supports our clients in almost 150 countries through its web of vetted partners.

The design of assignments, delegations, localizations and secondments are demanding because of the complexity of the involved fields of law. The counsel we provide will be complemented by an implementation of the recommendations. The client can rely on complete support for carrying out the employee transfer.

The following is an introduction to questions and concerns regarding international assignments: 

National and International Law Relating to Contracts of Employment

1. What does overseas assignment mean?

2. Personnel decisions which have to be made
    2.1 Selection of personnel and job description
    2.2 Personnel from the parent company or new employees?
    2.3 Own employees / Expatriates
    2.4 Native employees / Locals 

3. Time and resources required for preparation
    3.1 Language - cultural - country-specific preparation
    3.2 Preparation in the family
    3.3 Preparatory checklists 

4. Drafting of a Contract
    4.1 The significance of the contract for overseas assignment
    4.2 The principles for the drafting of a contract
    4.3 The corporate philosophy for the overseas assignment / the link to the parent company

5. The essential areas regulated in a contract for overseas assignment
    5.1 The Choice of Law Clause
    5.2 Re-integration clause
    5.3 Authorization to give directions / subordination / channel for reports
    5.4 The salary system / material advantages
    5.5 Obligation to social insurance
    5.6 Taxation of the income

6. Specimen Contracts
    
7. Co-determination of the Works Council
    7.1 The European works council
    7.2 The works council