Your Obligations Overseas
In the US, a restricted social security system means these benefits are mostly provided at the choice and cost of an employer. Abroad, the situation is very different. Across the EMEA and APAC regions, governments demand more from business owners, setting strict requirements for taxable and non-taxable benefits. In certain countries, the law sets minimum levels of sick pay entitlement and bereavement leave entitlement. Others uphold data protection standards which are much higher than those in the US.
As an HR manager working globally, you are expected to know and understand these regional differences. Moreover, you must balance your global employee benefits with those provided to employees in your US parent business.