Appointment of Employee to Overseas Post (E116)

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Who can use this Appointment of  Employee to an Overseas Post?

Any employer engaging someone to work in another country.

What is this appointment for?

It is suitable both for engaging a new recruit and for an existing employee who is to be posted overseas.

What are the main issues for appointing an employee to an overseas post?

An employer needs to consider the visa requirements as well as the tax implications and the employment laws in the country to which the employee will be sent. Usually the the employer will rip will already have an office tower, but that is not always the case.  Also the type of person who is likely to thrive in what at first may seem a somewhat alien environment.

In addition, you need to consider what sort of ‘expatriate package’ is appropriate in that country and for the level of seniority of the employee.  Will you be providing housing or a housing allowance, airfares for the individual and/or family on annual leave etc.?

What detailed terms does this employee appointment contain?

This eight page contract in the form of a letter contains 16 clauses covering

  • job title and duties
  • commencement and term
  • salary
  • travel arrangements
  • accommodation
  • car
  • leave
  • children’s education
  • medical
  • sickness
  • pensions
  • confidentiality
  • termination
  • restrictions after termination
  • notices
  • governing law

For more details, see the Explanatory Notes below.

You call this a Letter Agreement – please explain

An agreement can be in the form of a letter which, in this case, is addressed to the employee and signed by the employer. When the letter is accepted and signed by the employee, it is an effective binding agreement just as a more formal agreement between Party A and Party B would be.
A letter agreement is more user-friendly than an agreement written in the third person, and especially useful if the parties know each other and want a simple but effective deal.

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When I download the document, can I change it and/or use it more than once?

Yes, all ContractStore’s templates are in editable MS Word. You can adapt it as appropriate and you can use it for more than one appointment. For more information, watch the video on this page of our website or see our FAQs.

Legal assistance

ContractStore supplies templates and is not a law firm. However our templates are all written by experienced lawyers, in this case by an English lawyer.  So, we can arrange legal support if required. See our legal services page for more details.


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