International Assignments

Globally mobile employees: what are the key risks to address?

The latest global mobility survey from KPMG Switzerland highlights how global mobility has evolved during the past decade, the key risks which all employers with internationally mobile employees should be addressing today, and what companies could do to improve their mobility policies and processes.
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Foreign work assignments as financial risks

Secondments abroad contain financial risks for the home company. A secondment does not exclusively impact the employee and his administrative situation - the activity of the employee has also a direct impact on the taxes and social security of the home company.
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Sending employees abroad – what you need to know

Sending employees abroad might constitute a permanent establishment abroad, i.e. the Swiss entity becomes liable to income tax in the host country.
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Managing a mobile workforce in a changing economy

KPMG Switzerland has recently published its annual mobility survey, which provides insights into how Swiss companies are managing their globally mobile workforces. The survey highlights how changes in legislation combined with the fast pace of change in the global economy are influencing the ways companies design and run their mobility programs.
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Impact of the falling Euro exchange rate on Swiss immigration matters

Every inbound assignee must be paid a salary that meets Swiss reference salary requirements for the time working in Switzerland. Thus, salaries currently paid in euro bear the risk to turn out to be too low and therefore not to be compliant anymore as a consequence of the decision of the SNB.
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Managing a mobile workforce – latest trends in global mobility

A recent KPMG survey benchmarks the assignment policies and practices of Swiss multinational companies (MNCs) and highlights the latest trends and developments in the field of global mobility.
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