With an increasingly global marketplace, companies are turning to international secondments and postings to place talent around the world.
With an increasingly global marketplace, companies are turning to international secondments and postings to place talent around the world. Planning an international secondment or placement is a complex undertaking, and a host of issues must be considered, from immigration to compensation and tax planning. Often overlooked in the planning process is the home and host country's treatment of same-sex marriage and protections based on sexual orientation and gender identification, and how such laws will affect an employee's placement. Tiffany Downs and Scott Wagner, attorneys in FordHarrison's Employee Benefits practice group, address these issues and suggest some best practices to help ensure successful placements in HR Strategies for Same-Sex Secondments Internationally, a two-part article published by InsideCounsel magazine and available on FordHarrison's Knowledge Base here (part 1) and here (part 2).
If you have any questions regarding the issues addressed in the article or other employee benefits issues, please feel free to contact Tiffany at firstname.lastname@example.org or Scott at email@example.com, or any member of FordHarrison's Employee Benefits practice group. You may also contact the FordHarrison attorney with whom you usually work.