Making sure that employees have clear information and guidance when they are away from home and the main office is essential. This goes beyond a motor vehicle policy and includes your Travel and Expense Reimbursement approach.
This recent article from HC Online http://www.hcamag.com/hr-news/out-of-sight-not-out-of-mind-travelling-employees-228924.aspx
includes key considerations when employees are traveling overseas.
Were you aware that your Duty of Care to provide a safe workplace in many countries exists regardless of whether then employee is in the home country or not?
OHS, workers compensation and accident insurance are other areas where your liability as an employer often remains clear. In fact for some countries, the act of sending an employee to a destination known or reasonably suspected to contain risks to health and safety
What you need to consider includes:
– the absolute necessity for employees to travel (even if flying interstate) given the quality of video and phone conferencing
– what steps you have taken to identify potential risks and ensure that the employee has an appropriate induction to the new/temporary work site
– how you will respond if your employee becomes ill or is injured while away
– what resources you have put in place to monitor risks, travel and employee wellbeing