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gc
garyckf@yahoo.com
08/05/2008 21:13:25
Re: Oversea Assignment without Proper Legal Work Permit

Dear KL Siew,

Now, I'm working on an oversea assignment for a period of 15 months. After 6 months, I found out that the HR is not providing me a proper legal work permit. HR explain to me, when I ask about it, this assignment is only have "little risk". What else I can do?

Thank you.
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KL Siew
kl_siew@yahoo.com
09/05/2008 07:22:14
Sorry, I am not familiar with this. When you are on oversea assignment, you are still working for the local company, do you need a work permit? Ask some of your counterparts about this or the oversea company where where you assigned to.
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gc
09/05/2008 09:12:30
Thanks.
However, I'm providing consultancy at cleint site and consider working for client. According to labour acts in that country, I need to have work permit instead of business visa. Due to some reason my company can not meet the requirement to apply work permit for the consultants at client site and also no proper gudeline provided. My query is
1. Since this is an illegal work/assignment, do I have right to terminate this work/assignment (not resign)?
2. Can I file a complaint against the company about this illegal work/assignment? Because I think company asking me to work illegally in oversea.

Thank you.
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KL Siew
09/05/2008 10:34:17
I presume you are now working under a business visa. For me, I would continue to work under business visa until and unless I received something official from the that country stating I could not do so without a work permit.

As I have said, I am really not familiar with this type of situation. Why not consult a lawyer before you take any action on your own?
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gc
09/05/2008 13:35:39
Thank you very much
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