Reimbursements for Expat Employees during COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 prompted countries around the world to tighten border restrictions and set quarantine measures to prevent its spread. FENC’s business and production sites are located worldwide. The risks of and time spent on international travels can be costly. As a result, these expatriates cannot make regular trips home to spend time with families. The Company has implemented special policies to compensate them during this trying period.
First, the Company helped prepare a quick reference guide on border restrictions and pandemic warnings around the world; hospitals providing COVID-19 screening and application process; regulations governing home quarantine and isolation. It is our responsibility to ensure employees’ health and ease their mind.
Additionally, when employees go on international business trips during the pandemic, costs incurred from the quarantine along with other associated causes are paid for by the Company. Half of the days spent in quarantine due to non-business travels may be eligible for paid leave. The Company also pays for a major portion of the costs for quarantine hotels to alleviate staff’s burden. Employees may apply for full reimbursement for COVID-19 screening and quarantine taxi. Lastly, to express our deepest gratitude to these expatriate employees, who have stood by their posts during the pandemic, the Company presented gift certificates to thank them and their family members for the understanding and kindness. We persevered through 2020. Though the COVID-19 pandemic still looms over the world, we will stand by each other and continue to grow and prosper with the Company.