Relocation briefs (June 5, 2000)

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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/12/2001

DOMESTIC FAVE IS LUMP-SUM

Calgary — Lump-sum payments, commonly used in the United States, are becoming popular in Canada in domestic relocations, says Gail Reinhart, consultant with Runzheimer Canada in Calgary. Lump-sum payments, an alternative to traditional reimbursement reports, reduce administrative burdens while increasing employees’ flexibility in how they spend their money. Reinhart added, “More and more companies are moving away from housing-only reimbursements toward cost-of-living components.” The cost-of-living extremes between Canadian cities are a major deterrent for domestic relocations.

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