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Don’t Leave the UK if you have an Outstanding application

Flag on January 8th, 2021


The recent COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented effect on businesses throughout the last year and a half. Immigration, in particular, has been affected with a multitude of issues arising as a result of travel restrictions. In this case study, Abbiss Cadres’ expert immigration lawyer, Jonathan Martin, deals with a complex case involving a US […]

Abbiss Cadres Bolsters Data Protection Service With New Partner Hire

Flag on January 8th, 2021


We are pleased to announce the addition of a new partner, Megan Shields, former Associate General Counsel of U.S. headquartered Webroot Inc, the global, anti-malware tech firm. Megan will spearhead the expansion of Abbiss Cadres’s data protection and privacy offering to provide clients with a one-stop shop for EU and UK GDPR compliance and wider […]

Remote working in Belgium and Germany – extension

Flag on January 8th, 2021


The Netherlands has concluded mutual agreements with Belgium and Germany on how to apply the double taxation agreements for cross-border employees under the COVID-19 measures. The mutual agreements which were concluded on 6 April 2020 with Germany and 8 May 2020 with Belgium have been extended until 30 September 2021. Due to the travel restrictions […]

Changes in rules of entry to workplace following return from abroad

Flag on January 8th, 2021


As of July 1, 2021, mandatory COVID-19 testing of employees at their workplace ended in the Czech Republic. However, since July 9, 2021, new obligations of testing for COVID-19 for persons returning from abroad have been introduced. The new rules also impose restrictions with respect to return to work after coming back from being abroad […]

Consequences of lockdown and travel restrictions measures: no special treatment for French business travellers and inbound expatriates

Flag on January 8th, 2021


As explained in our Q4 2020 newsletter, France entered into various amicable agreements with bordering countries to neutralize the tax consequences of COVID-19 restrictions for cross-border employees. While the application of these agreements was extended until September 30, 2021, France confirmed that no comparable provisions would be available for French tax residents benefiting from tax […]

Continuation of the fixed commuting allowance during COVID-19

Flag on January 4th, 2021


Employers may grant a tax-exempt fixed commuting allowance to their employees, dependent on i.a. commuting distance, travel frequency and EUR 0.19/km. Because of the current COVID-19 measures, employees preferably work at home as much as possible, which would have a negative impact, in principle, because of the much lower travel frequency. In order to address […]

International mobility of workers for companies

Flag on January 4th, 2021


In a market as globalised and competitive as the current, international labour mobility is an increasingly common option for companies. Many employers see the international mobility of their workers outside the national territory as an opportunity to grow and expand their business beyond their borders. In this sense, the European single market gives companies the […]

EU Commission Data Protection Adequacy Decision – One Step Closer to Approval

Flag on January 4th, 2021


Another positive step towards data adequacy status was reached in February with the publication of the European Commission’s draft adequacy decision. Further progress was made towards UK data adequacy status with the publication of the European Data Protection Board’s (EDPB) Opinion on 13 April on the European Commission’s (EC) draft adequacy decision. The Opinion agreed […]

International Remote Working – A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Flag on January 4th, 2021


Are you ready for increased employee choices and flexibility in the workplace? There is no doubt that we are all living through an exceptional period of time, as a result of the pandemic. We have seen a revolutionary and practically overnight shift from office-based work to  international remote home working that became a necessity, as […]