The International Conference is a unique forum bringing together practitioners, experts, and vendors to support your global and domestic business. If you are thinking about expanding your business outside of the United States and were wondering how to start the process, this conference is for you. If you are currently doing business outside of the United States and are struggling with employee issues like: hiring, benefits, payroll, performance or taxes, this conference is for you. Even if you are not doing business outside the United States but employ foreign nationals and have issues with US immigration laws or culture assimilation issues, this conference is for you. This is a great opportunity to hear from people who understand these​ issues and can offer solutions. It is also an opportunity to network with other organizations that share your “pain.”

Sandi Moilanen and John Martin, WTC / Beginners Guide to Importing and Exporting

This session introduces you to the world of international business from a beginner’s perspective, introducing critical resources with each step. In about an hour, the World Trade Center Denver will provide you with a comprehensive package of resources to help you get started exporting or importing. 

Danielle Urban, Fisher Phillips / The Legal Landscape Outside of the U.S. 

Labor laws outside the U.S. are fundamentally different.  For example, employment is contractual vs. employment at-will, and there are significantly more statutory rights.  In this session will we review the array of differences between the U.S. and other countries on matters related to employment, performance management, termination and other employee life cycle issues.  

John Beck, Plante Morin/EKS&H / Tax Implications of International Travelers

U.S. citizens are taxed on their total income regardless of the source. This means U.S. employees working abroad are subject to U.S. taxes and potentially taxes in the country where they performed work.  There are exceptions and limitations but what are they? This session will take a closer look at the key component of U. S. tax law that could affect your employees and potentially your organization. 

Jason Exley, Shield GEO: Pay, Benefits and Compliance Options for Employees Working Outside the U. S. 

If you sending your first employees to another country or if you hiring your first local national, you are going to be faced with how to pay them, or provide benefits or how to comply with local labor laws.  This issue is often ignored but carries great risk.  In this session, options on how to deal with this tricky issue will be explored. 

Elizabeth Dinnen, Employers Council / Immigration Issues and Options

It is well known that there is a shortage of talent for many jobs in Colorado. This fact has organizations searching for creative ways to employ foreign workers.  At the same time U.S., immigration regulations are being securitized. In this session, we will review the list of work and immigration visas available to U.S. companies.  

John Koelling, Ball Corporation 

So how do you compensate your employees in various counties?  Do you treat them like your U.S. employees or are the rules different.  What about employees on international assignments, how should you treat them? Benefits outside the U.S. tend to be more statutory but what does that mean.  You will learn about how to navigate these tricky waters in this session.  

Krista Rahe, Employers Council 
In the world of international business, differences in customs, culture and tradition will arise and can cause trouble without some understanding of what to expect and accept.  This session will cover key cultural dimensions to help build basic awareness of what we need to know to work more harmoniously together.  

Who Should Attend

The conference is open to business owners, line managers and HR professionals


0.40 Continuing Education Units
4.00 HRCI-General
Course ID #SPEC001

Class Details

Location:Employers Council, 1799 N Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80203-1310
Time:9:00 am to 3:00 pm (Includes Lunch)
List Price:$179.00

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