Editor’s Note: We are pleased to welcome Jacque Vilet as a guest author for the International HR Forum. Jacque is a Global HR/Benefits Consultant for TriNet, providing global Human Resources services to SME’s with international operations. She has over 20 years experience in International Human Resources with both local nationals and expatriates, and has been an expat twice during her career. Jacque holds the Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation from WorldatWork, and the GPHR (Global Professional in Human Resources) designation from the Society of Human Resources Management.
In Part 1 of “What Keeps Executives Up at Night”, we talked about the importance of employment contracts and how requirements vary from one country to another. But employment contracts are only one of the major labor issues that companies face when doing international business. Terminating local national employees can also create major problems.