Concurrent Session
Mitigating Risk with Business Travelers: What Is “Work” and Why It Matters
Wednesday 11/18/2020 02:30 PM - 03:25 PM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Business Acumen, Ethical Practice, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, HR Technical Expertise
Focus Areas:
Workplace Application:
Learn how to prevent the havoc and delays that can result from non-compliant business travelers flouting immigration rules. 

With immigration authorities stepping up enforcement of work-permit requirements around the world, business travel is increasingly becoming one of the riskiest parts of any immigration program. While most countries require permits to “work” in the country, it is not always clear what that means. We will break down what that means in different countries and how to implement a compliant business traveler program that responds to business needs.  

Learning Objectives: 

  • Determine the different immigration options available for business travelers. 

  • Discover how various countries define “work”. 

  • Identify and anticipate immigration issues faced by different subsets of your employee population such as frequent travelers, travelers who have never left the U.S., employees with minor criminal records, citizens of non-visa-exempt countries and others. 

  • Outline the worst-case scenarios that can result from a non-compliant business traveler program. 

Lieselot Whitbeck Photo
Lieselot Whitbeck, Associate,
Hunton Andrews Kurth