Mobility Strategy - Market Practices

International - Commuter

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1 © 2022 Graebel Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. This document contains CONFIDENTIAL information. Reproduction and distribution of this document in any manner or for any purpose is prohibited without the express written permission of Graebel Companies, Inc. International Commuter Assignment – Market Practices Provision Market Practices Definition > A commuting scenario involves an employee traveling from their primary residence in one country to their primary work location in another country. > The distance between the primary residence and the primary work location is far enough to make daily commuting impractical. > The commuting scenario is expected to last for an indefinite time frame. Eligibility > Eligibility is defined by each company, but most often cross-border commuting arrangements apply to employees in good standing and can include new hires or current employees. VISA / Work Permit > The Company will assist the employee with obtaining required visa and work permit documents. Travel Policy > Expenses are often reimbursed per the Company's T&E Policy for business travel, or commuter travel; this typically includes economy class airfare, reimbursed mileage or train travel, when appropriate. Tax Equalization > A tax equalization approach may be required depending upon home country and work location as well as the employee's time spent in the work location; a tax partner should be consulted in all commuting situations. Tax Assistance / Tax Return Preparation > Tax preparation assistance may be provided for home and host location, if required. A tax partner should be consulted in all commuting situations. Medical Exam / Immunizations > Reimbursement for any out-of-pocket expenses for medical exams and immunizations necessary for travel to another country. Home Finding Trip > Not typically offered but may be offered to more senior-level employees. Destination Services > If company-selected furnished housing is not provided, one or two days with local provider to secure appropriate housing > May also offer one day settling-in service. Temporary Living > Temporary living may be provided only until permanent accommodation is secured and available, if necessary.

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