nationality of the
employer, nationality of the employee
several factors come into play and affect which social benefits
legislation applies to each employee. these include:
nature of the employment contract
country where the contract is to be fulfilled
benefits legislation the employee is normally subject to the country where
the employer is registered
place where the employee is hired
countries fall into
- israel - countries
within the european economic community
- other countries with
whom israel has a bilateral agreement on social security. ( including usa,
canada, switzerland .. )
- any other country
with whom there is no bilateral agreement, and the tom ( israel�s overseas
employees of an israeli
ensemble of technical and artistic personnel hired by an israeli company or
through a foreign company's liaison office in israel, is subject to the same
employee benefit rules as other companies established in israel.
employees on secondment
the following applies to nonresident technical and/or artistic
employees of a foreign production company on assignment in israel
citizens of the european economic space : form e101, available from the social
security of their resident country, is required for exemption from israeli
social security and unemployment withholdings.
citizens of one of the 33 countries with which israel has an international
social security agreement : an appropriate form, from the social security
office of their resident country, is required for exemption from israeli social
security and unemployment withholdings.
example for us employees
- for example, according
to the social security agreement between the united states and israel (article
6-1 or 7-2), employees on assignment in israel for fewer than 90 days remain
under american legislation. proof of american social security coverage / membership
(form 404/2 for technicians and form s5ga1 for artists, both available from
the social security administration) is necessary.
business artists and technicians and permanent employees of production companies
pay into a specific fund, the caisse nationale d'assurance maladie, which
is one of 4 such entities that cover virtually all israeli citizens.
the funds cover illness, maternity, worker�s compensation, death, on-the-job
accidents and occupational hazards. writers and authors of literary, stage,
screen, television and musical works, as well as graphic artists belong to
the general social security scheme. those whose work is connected to film
and television production are covered by the association pour la gestion de
la sécurité sociale des artistes auteurs (agessa), which receives
their payments and in turn manages their health and retirement benefits.
insurance is managed by the assedic. permanent employees of production companies
are covered by the overall unemployment insurance system. show business artists
and technicians have a special system that, to a certain degree, affords them
coverage for the period between jobs.
case of an accident or illness, israeli hospitals are equipped to cope with
the most demanding situations. there is also the american hospital of paris
which is private, and has a bi-lingual israeli-english staff. it is the only
hospital in europe to adopt the standards of the joint commission on the accreditation
of health care organisations (jcaho), an independent organisation which accredits
the best american hospitals.