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August 2022

CELIA Alliance
Newsletter for International HR

Welcome to the latest CELIA Alliance newsletter

The August edition of the CELIA International newsletter offers insightful and practical updates to those with corporate HR and legal responsibilities. It highlights key multidisciplinary issues including corporate immigration, legal, and tax developments across the home states of the Alliance’s member firms from May to July 2022.

The Alliance firm contributors share their expertise and analysis to help you stay on top of developments.

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China - Clarifies Cross Border

China - China Clarifies Cross Border Data Transfer Rules

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 determines the purposes and means for processing of personal information”. This is comparable to the Data Controller role recognised under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


France - Inbound Expatriate Regime

5 things foreign employers should know about the French inbound expatriate regime

The inbound expatriates tax regime as provided for by Article 155 B of the French tax Code is one of the most efficient tax exemption mechanisms currently in force under French tax law. Beneficiaries of such regime who transfer their tax residence to France are allowed to reduce their taxable professional income up to 50% (exemption of the impatriation premium and of the remuneration for days worked abroad), and may benefit from a 50% rebate on their passive income. This, however, is provided certain conditions are met.Here are 5 things foreign employers should know about this regime:


France - Employment Law

“The Macron scale” has been approved by the French Supreme Court.

After Emmanuel Macron’s election in 2017, a scale of damages, also known as the “Macron scale” (“barème Macron”), was introduced into French employment law. The Macron scale provides that, in the case of unfair dismissal, an employee can only be awarded between a given minimum and maximum amount of damages, which will vary dependant on the size of the company and the employee’s seniority. The scale does not apply when the dismissal is void.


Germany - Employment Law

Employers to ensure written employment particulars are given of face fines of up to EUR 2,000 per employee

In June 2022, a new law is expected to be passed in Germany implementing the EU Directive 2019/1152 into national law. The new law supplements existing German law which already provides for the right of employees to a written record of the essential working conditions by introducing a fine of up to EUR 2,000 per employee in the event that the employer does not provide the specified written information.


Italy - Legal update

New Italian entry visa and work permit for digital nomads and remote workers

The Italian Law no. 25 of 28th March 2022 has introduced a new entry visa and work permit which allows extra-EU citizens to enter and stay in Italy in order to carry out their working activity, in remote work, from the Italian territory (“Digital Nomads Work Permit”).Both self-employed individuals and employees of foreign companies, which are not established in Italy, can apply for the Digital Nomads Work Permit, provided that the self-employed worker or the employee:

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Netherlands - Tax Relief

Dutch Government has announced its intention to limit tax relief on the 30%-ruling.

Dutch Government has announced its intention to limit tax relief on the 30%-ruling. The Dutch Government intends to introduce a maximum calculation base for the 30% tax free allowance as from 2024,which will be based on the maximum remuneration for public officers and officials (in 2022, this was set at EUR 216,000 p.a). The announcement also details a transition period of three years for employees who already benefit from the ruling.


Spain - Work Permit

Spain - Fast-Track Work Permits For Audio-Visual Industry

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.


UK - Right to Work

Right to Work Checks have changed from April 2022

In March 2020 Right to Work checks in the UK were temporarily adjusted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was to make it easier for employers to carry out checks. A business must conduct checks before employing someone. If a person’s right to work is also time-limited, a follow-up check shortly before it is due to come to an end should be conducted.


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CELIA Alliance members who have contributed to this newsletter are:
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Loyens & Loeff
RsA Asia
Bacciardi Partners
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Ceca Magan

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