Remote working overseas
- 20 October 2020
- 9.30am - 10.30am
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We are pleased to announce our autumn/winter series of free webinars. This programme is aimed mainly at HR managers and those with equivalent experience of dealing with workplace employment issues – but we’d be delighted to welcome you whatever your background or grounding in employment law.
Covid-19 is causing many employees to ask if they can work from “home” for an extended period in another country. Although this may seem a sensible option, there are potential pitfalls for employers who create a temporary overseas workforce. This session will cover the various employment law implications of such arrangements, including tax and social security, local employment rights, immigration issues and data protection. We will also look at the key practical steps to minimise the risk of any legal problems.
Now, if you haven’t already, so the relevant employees can easily prove their UK immigration status and plan the timing of any British citizenship application.
Current EEA employees and their family members who are eligible but do not apply to the scheme by 30 June 2021 will lose their right to live and work in the UK under free movement law. Aside from the obvious business disruption and anxiety this would cause, applications under the UK’s immigration system come at a significant cost, whereas applications under the EU Settlement Scheme are free. Making sure your employees are aware of their eligibility for Pre-Settled or Settled Status under the scheme, and thinking about the timing of upcoming moves of EEA nationals to the UK can save money in the long term.
The end of the transition period also has implications for how and when EEA nationals and their family members may be able to apply for British citizenship, with it being beneficial for some individuals to ensure their application for British citizenship is submitted by 31 December 2020.
See our webinar and Q&A on Brexit and the EU Settlement Scheme for further information.
Need more detailed assistance?
Under the Brexit strand of our Immigration Solutions for HR, you can pick and mix from a range of options to help you navigate the EU Settlement Scheme including our handy FAQ guide, specific training sessions and advice surgeries for your EEA staff.
We are also able to assist individuals with EU Settlement Scheme and British citizenship applications.
Get in touch with a member of our Immigration team to discuss putting together the right tools for your business.