Hiring, Staffing & Working Abroad
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Personnel needs abroad are complex due to meeting both U.S. and foreign country labor and tax regulations. Reach out to GSS early in your planning and budgeting process to help find the best route for you.
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There are several elements, when working in foreign countries that might make hiring abroad a complex process. Before starting consider the following:
Penn's status in that country
These are just a few aspects to be addressed to mitigate the immediate and long-term challenges and risks associated with engaging international personnel. Penn department/centers (Programs) should consider the employment laws of the host country and the planned activities of the staff. In addition, they should try to anticipate how staffing needs may change in subsequent years after the program is established.
The social tax withholdings, statutory benefit requirements, or local labor laws.
How wages will be paid?
Does compensation meet minimum obligations?
The proper work authorization (visas, work-permits, licenses, etc.).
US vs local benefits eligibility & requirements.
What is your staffing need?
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