International business travel: employer responsibilities



The number of Northern Ireland workers being sent overseas on business trips is increasing as business becomes more international - either to carry out tasks or meet new or existing customers and suppliers.

A business trip might span a couple of days or last for a week or more, yet regardless of duration, employers have a range of legal responsibilities when employees travel overseas on business. This guide highlights these employer responsibilities.

There is also useful advice on the measures employers can take to ensure the health and safety of employees when travelling abroad for business purposes.

Important: The UK has left the EU and there is now a transition period until the end of 2020. This information is still current but could change. Any changes will be documented here. For more information, see Brexit support for employers.