Many employees are currently working from home because of COVID-19, but for some, that can mean working from abroad. This could be, say, because they have a second residence abroad and decide to spend some time there, or they want to live as 'digital nomads' and embrace a different working lifestyle, including time abroad.  Employers are also starting to thinking about integrating remote working into the way they work beyond COVID, as part of a broader project to redefine their workplaces for the longer term.

From an employer's point of view, however, there are certain legal implications to working abroad that need to be thought about before their employee can take a flight to their preferred destination and set up to work. These factors vary according to the country the person wants to work in and so it's important to research this based on precisely where the employee wants to go. But the basic considerations you need to have in mind for wherever your employee asks to go are these:

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