Hardship Allowance

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Hardship Allowance

Additional pay that an expatriate employee may receive for living and working in a potentially dangerous area. For example, if an oil company sends an employee to work a rig in a warzone, he/she likely will receive a hardship allowance in the form of a higher salary. In addition to the hardship allowance, the employee may receive additional vacation time and other benefits.
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Employers are using hardship allowances as an incentive to draw hard-to-get talent, or for highly competitive areas of the world, he said.
Employers use the Mercer survey to determine locations in which hardship allowances should be considered for expatriate work assignments.
In the era of globalization, the ratings are used as the basis for travel policies, insurance premiums, calculation of hardship allowances, or simply to gain context as to how the risks in one nation stack up against those of another.
It would provide incentives to practice in rural areas, such as hardship allowances, housing, and transportation.
Under the scheme pupils would qualify for a smaller education grant plus hardship allowances for youngsters from the poorest homes.
Workers began a strike on Tuesday, costing DP World about 30 million Egyptian pounds ($5 million), to press for hardship allowances, wage restructuring and the dismissal of managers accused of mistreating employees.
For the first time, risk and hardship allowances were approved in April'09 for personnel of the CPMFs deployed in high risk and difficult areas such as high altitude areas, Left Wing Extremism affected areas, areas with uncongenial climate and other such areas," the report informs.
employee demands, confirming that it would start to pay hardship allowances within a period of 15 days, according to General Gaballah.
The EIU said the survey's objective was to supply guidelines to human resources departments worldwide as to when they should grant hardship allowances as part of expatriate relocation packages to the cities.
6 million) covering insurance premiums, hardship allowances and re-routing vessels away from high-risk zones in the region, its chief operating officer told Gulf News.
Admitting a dearth of officials to work in tribal areas, the Prime Minister suggested that the states should consider offering incentives like hardship allowances, special housing and educational facilities or grants for officers who work in tribal areas.
Mercer says it conducts the survey to help governments and major companies place employees on international assignments, and assist with hardship allowances.