International Assignment: Case Study

Report
Adapting to Global Changes:
Immigration, Tax and Relocation
Moderator
• Minal Shah, Partner
Panelists
• Stephanie Alisuag-Schreiber, Senior Manager,
Mobility Programs Office
• Deborah Davy, Senior Counsel
• Claudia Howe, Partner
• Chris Pardo, Vice President Global Services
International Assignment: Case Study
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Pele Shah is an Indian citizen
U.S. permanent resident since 2007
Senior Director of Soccer Corp. in Palo Alto
Compensation $200,000
Soccer Corp. has a new subsidiary near Sao Paulo,
Brazil with 2 employees and anticipates growth
• Proposed international assignment to Brazil for 1 year
(start date is ASAP)
• Expects frequent travel to Mexico to set up a new office
• Dependents – spouse, three children and nanny
Key Issues for Global Mobility
• Expat or local hire
Immigration
• Visa options & timelines
• Corporate policies
• Flexibility of options
• Family members
• Housing
• Overall costs
Tax
Relocation
Global Mobility Program Trends
Top 5 Global Mobility Initiatives for 2014*
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Policy creation and benchmarking
Alignment with talent management
Technology development or enhancements
Program structuring/centralization
Extended international business travel
*PLUS Mobility Outlook Survey
Questions?

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