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International secondments - contracts and visas


Who should attend

This international secondments training course is aimed at HR, lawyers and recruitment professionals who oversee international assignments. It covers legal and contractual issues only. We do not cover the practicalities of relocation and cultural adjustment.


A unique set of employment, immigration, social security and tax requirements must be considered when sending an individual employee to work abroad, or when bringing an employee into the UK. These briefings cover the suitability of different assignment structures, the importance of ‘for-purpose’ documentation, securing and protecting the immigration status of your migrant staff, conflict of laws and jurisdictional issues, and questions that arise at the end of an assignment.


09.00 registration and coffee, 09.30 start

Outward or inward bound: same issues

  • who is the employer?
  • which laws apply, where and when?
  • choice of governing law and jurisdiction
  • assignment letter, dual contracts or local employment contract?

‘Grandparents, nannies and pets’

  •  a range of unexpected issues
  • when your migrant becomes a migrant

The need for bespoke documentation

  • an approach that suits, your organisation and your type of assignment
  • how to flex when an assignment changes

Immigration visas and permits

  • visitor or worker: who requires immigration permission?
  • impact of assignment absences on UK immigration status
  • choosing the right visa route
  • host country obligations, eg police, health registration and sanctions for non-compliance

Top tax tips

  • tax consequences to be aware of when dealing with a globally mobile workforce

Ending the assignment and repatriation

  • redeployment obligations at assignment end
  • termination: reducing the risk of disputes and severance rights in multiple jurisdictions

13.00 close, followed by lunch

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    Details of the speakers can be found in the PDF flyer.

    Cost: £275

    All prices are exclusive of VAT

    Group discount:

    10% discount for delegate 2 and subsequent delegates.

    Online payment discount: 10%

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