15 Mar
Online event
9:00am - 10:00am

Global Mobility Issues

The term ‘global mobility’ is increasingly popular, and working remotely internationally on a temporary or permanent basis is certainly attractive.

However, many UK-based employers are unaware of the legal and practical implications of international remote working and global mobility. The costs of not complying with local rules and regulations can be high, but it’s also important to remember that UK laws may still apply in certain situations. We will also examine the new IR35 rules which came into force on 6 April 2021, and their impact on cross-border working arrangements when engaging contractors via personal service companies.

This session will give an overview of the implications of a globally mobile workforce, helping you understand where the risks lie and how to overcome them. This will help ensure that as a business, you are compliant and can safely reap the benefits that internationally flexible working arrangements offer.

Who should attend?

  • HR Directors
  • HR personnel
  • Those responsible for workforce mobility

What will be included in the session

During the session we will give you an overview of the legal and practical implications of allowing your employees to work for the business, but from abroad. We will also touch on the issues involved in bringing non-UK workers to work in the UK on a temporary basis.

We will explore the different risks that may apply, where the arrangements are temporary or permanent and the implications that may arise where the employee wants to return to work in their home country.

We will also discuss the issues involved in employees who work overseas, coming to work temporarily or permanently in the UK including coming to the UK for an internship or work experience, through working in the UK on a full-time basis.

Our focus will be on:

  • employment
  • immigration
  • cross-border application of UK law/jurisdictional powers of UK authorities
  • health & safety
  • data protection
  • intellectual property
  • cross-border IR35 issues
  • tax & social security aspects