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The New Workplace – Working abroad

Covid has shown that certain jobs can be performed from anywhere and this is opening up opportunities for employers and employees alike, as well as slowly turning the world into one global talent pool.

But there are certain things employers should be aware of before jumping in. For instance, is it necessary for the company to have a legal presence in the country in which the employee is based? Which countries have so-called ‘digital nomad visas’ to assist with the immigration aspects? And what of social security and tax? Last but not least – what’s the risk that the presence of the employee will have the effect of creating a ‘permanent establishment’ of the business in the new country?

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Sophie Maes has been a partner at Claeys & Engels since 2009. Within Ius Laboris she chairs the Global Mobility and Immigration Expert Group.

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