Making an international hire isn’t easy. What you don’t know can come back to haunt you.
Review the result of the quiz below. If you need more information contact our dedicated team of Global Employment experts who are ready to help.
How many countries allow “at will” employment?
The answer is 1. The concept of “at-will” employment is unique to only the United States.
Having cause gives an employer justification to terminate without severance:
False. Even if an employer has cause, the company will likely be on the hook for severance payments.
Severance and payment in lieu of notice are the same thing:
False. Severance is separate and calculated differently. Often, a company must pay both, especially if the employer would like to forgo a mandatory notice period.
In many countries, non-compete contracts are:
In most countries in the world – including in the United States – non-compete contracts may have to be litigated to determine validity.
Immediately upon termination employers are required, in most countries, to pay:
Employee severance outside of the U.S. is typically NOT based on:
Age, title, and length of service are key determining factors when it comes to severance outside of the United States.
Employee probationary periods
This time period is the closest an employee outside of the United States can get to being considered an “at-will” employee.
The first step you should take before initiating a termination of an employee is:
Always review the contract before you do anything else. Much, if not all, of what you’d need to know is in the employment contract.
Using a Global Professional Employer of Record:
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