Getting a Handle on Workers' Comp Abroad

Birschel, Dee
June 2002
Benefits Quarterly;2002 Second Quarter, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p92
Academic Journal
The article presents an abstract of the paper "Getting a Handle on Workers' Comp Abroad," by Barbara A. Morris, previously published in the September 16, 2001 issue of the journal "Risk & Insurance." Experts warn against taking a too simplistic approach to handling workers' compensation for an organization's global operations. A large part of the problem is obtaining local knowledge. Rules differ from country to country, and it is critical for risk managers to have local information. This includes knowledge about regulations, tax issues and the logistics of medical care in various locations. Local governments may impose stringent requirements on employers that operate in their countries. Risk managers cannot assume that an American model of workers' compensation will be effective abroad.


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