Extended Business Traveler

 

Who is the Extended Business Traveler?

Extended business travelers (EBTs) are typically defined as employees who don’t relocate but, instead, travel to domestic and/or international locations frequently (or for extended periods of time) to conduct business. This includes cross-border commuters who commute between cities on a frequent basis and accidental expats who travel frequently on trips that inadvertently incur new fiscal liabilities.

Potential Risks for an Extended Business Traveler

The evolving nature and complexity of extended business travel assignments has left many companies scrambling to understand compliance issues in order to avoid a host of consequences, including penalties and business disruption. There are serious risks to not only your company but, also, the safety, productivity, and satisfaction of your employees.

Potential Company Risks:

  • Negative media coverage
  • Additional company taxation
  • Loss of opportunity for revenue for future business relations
  • Loss of investment in the business trip
  • Legal action

Potential Employee Risks:

  • Denial of entry into country
  • Penalties/fines
  • Mental/physical harm
  • Imprisonment

86% of companies surveyed believe their organization is exposed to risk in relation to business travel — the majority of risk relating to tax and social security and immigration compliance.*

48% of companies believe this is a medium to high level of risk.

*Source: Forum for Expatriate Management, Policy in Practice 2015 Business Travelers.

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Leverage reports and dashboards to get complete insight into your employees’ business travel. Custom-built reports and dashboards can be delivered to you via a web application at any time, generated and provided as desired. We’ll help interpret data and provide a recommended course of action to keep your mobility program compliant and your employees productive and safe.