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Expanding into the EEA or UK for the first time

Flag on December 13th, 2022


What are the main considerations when expanding into the European Economic Area (EEA) or the UK for the first time? We have created a checklist of the top 10 considerations for a business taking its first steps in the EEA or UK. Tax and social security Hiring staff Expatriates Check Immigration rules How to incentivise […]

New law in Spain for the equal treatment, non-discrimination, and protection of sexual diversity

Flag on November 3rd, 2022


Rights related to sexual freedom and moral integrity have evolved significantly in recent years. The new law in Spain offers greater protection against discrimination in the workplace, therefore both companies and workers must be informed to avoid conflicts, sanctions, and reputational problems. In this context, we want to detail these new laws: 10/2022 Law guarantee […]

The Draft Finance Bill for 2023 plans to reduce withholding tax obligations for foreign employers of French tax residents

Flag on October 23rd, 2022


A new wage tax withholding system has been applicable in France since 1 January 2019, burdening employers with the responsibility of withholding personal income tax from their employees’ taxable salaries and paying it monthly to the French tax authorities. This new system applies to all French tax residents receiving French source employment income, regardless of […]

An original organization of working hours in France: “le forfait en jours”

Flag on October 12th, 2022


In France, working time regulations may be confusing. Although the legal duration of work is equal to 35 hours per week, exceptions to this rule are numerous. French Labor Law provides for multiple arrangements, including but not limited to a fixed annual working time in days (“forfait (annuel) en jours”). This type of working time […]

Amendments to the “Beckham Law” in the horizon for relocated employees in Spain

Flag on September 28th, 2022


Global mobility is an irrefutable trend. In our ever-more globalized world, attracting talent has become a need to enterprises; a need that trespasses borders. This reality, known to the Spanish legislator, is the rationale behind the pre-draft of proposed amendments to the Spanish Special Tax Impatriates Regime, applicable to qualifying employees relocated to Spain. There is no doubt […]

Mobile Working, Home Office, or Teleworking, are they under the same regulations?

Flag on September 20th, 2022


Under German law, employers need to ensure they use decisive wording in agreements for mobile working, home office or teleworking to avoid possible pitfalls. Although these terms are often used as synonyms, under German law, they may have different legal consequences, especially for employers. Only the term ‘telework’ is defined by law. Pursuant to section […]

Fast-Track Work Permits For Audio-Visual Industry

Flag on September 6th, 2022


For the Spanish government, the audio-visual industry is of strategic importance to its economy because of its global nature, its capacity to generate employment and its potential for modernization through digitalization. To this end, the fast-track work permit for those employed in the audio-visual sector has been introduced as a way of attracting investment. Recent […]

Non-Habitual Resident

Flag on August 22nd, 2022


The non-habitual resident (NHR) regime is available to legal residents in Portugal who have not been a tax resident of the country during the previous 5 years. This is a very interesting fiscal optimisation tool and its financial saving allure has attracted many foreign workers to Portugal. General Overview In general terms, foreign-source self-employment or […]

Delays to UK worker visas: what can employers do?

Flag on August 21st, 2022


Many employers have struggled with the challenges caused by delayed VISA applications of their workers and a lack of priority appointments in all but a small number of visit visas. This has made it very difficult to reasonably plan when workers can start or remain in the UK for work. Here we analyse the reason […]

China Clarifies Cross Border Data Transfer Rules

Flag on July 29th, 2022


In November 2021, China introduced their core personal data protection regulations: the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL). The PIPL applies to personal information, which is information that may be used to identify natural persons. Article 73 of the PIPL uses the term “personal information processing entity” to refer to an “organisation or individual that independently […]