Remote Working Abroad: 10 Tips for Global Employers

November 30, 2020

Almost one year after the appearance of the novel coronavirus, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to set agendas for countries and multinational companies. More and more countries and jurisdictions have re-introduced lockdowns and restrictions on activities outside the home. Non-essential shops, bars and restaurants are closed again or have limited opening hours. Employees who may have begun the process of returning to the office are obliged to work from home again to the maximum extent.

As remote working arrangements continue to be extended, requests from employees to work remotely outside their country of employment are becoming more and more common, especially during the upcoming holiday season.

What questions should global employers ask before allowing employees to work from their home country? What are the risks? How can companies avoid unpleasant surprises? Here are 10 tips for global employers relating to remote working abroad and expatriate work arrangements as the next wave of COVID-19 restrictions goes into effect:

Nicole Janigian Simonian
Partner – Los Angeles, Shanghai
Phone: +1 213.310.7998

Emmanuel Plasschaert
Partner – Brussels
Phone: +

Maarten Stassen
Partner – Brussels
Phone: +

S. Starling Marshall
Partner – New York
Phone: +1 212.895.4263

Robert Clifton Burns
Senior Counsel – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.688.3448

Evelien Jamaels
Counsel – Brussels
Phone: +

Jackson C. Pai
Counsel – Los Angeles
Phone: +1 213.310.7989

Yi Huang
Counsel – Shanghai
Phone: +86.21.8030.1688


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