Workplace culture, behaviour & conduct | Employment, Pensions & Immigration
COVID-19: Post-pandemic flexible working
As hybrid working becomes routine, workers are increasingly looking at working remotely from other countries. Similarly, many businesses facing challenges to attract and retain a talented workforce are considering hiring remote workers from overseas to fill roles in the UK. Whatever your circumstances, our legal experts offer bespoke solutions to help you navigate the risks and challenges involved with employees working remotely from abroad.
A top workplace priority for employers is to attract and retain talent in a buoyant employment market. Reports have shown that jobseekers are more likely to apply for roles that allow remote working. Offering flexibility on where people work can also help employers retain talent. Many businesses are also facing labour and skills shortages and looking at ways to recruit the talent they need including from abroad.
Since Covid travel bans were lifted, the opportunities for remote working from abroad have opened up with more employees exploring the benefits of becoming ‘digital nomads’. Digital nomads are people who use technology to allow them to carry out their work from anywhere in the world. Some companies have embraced the trend and adopted flexible working arrangements that give their employees the opportunity to work from abroad.
Though the concept is appealing, the practicalities of digital nomads working in different jurisdictions exposes both employers and employees to a variety of risks.
We can offer fixed fee advice on the issues around allowing employees to work remotely from a particular country, project-based advice on implementing Working Remotely from Abroad policies and we have a network of employment specialists ready to provide local advice on remote working in their countries through our local offices or via L&E Global associated offices.