How to Manage: Think ahead before allowing staff to work from abroad

Before permitting staff to work remotely from overseas, employers must check the legal ramifications of such a move

18th July, 2021
How to Manage: Think ahead before allowing staff to work from abroad
Going places: the freedom of living elsewhere is an incentive likely to attract talented employees. Picture: Getty

One consequence of the pandemic is that the ‘normal’ world of work has most likely changed forever. Overseas remote working is certainly a feature of this new reality.

In Ireland, the changed landscape is reflected in Facebook’s reported move to allow all staff to work abroad for 20 business days of the year, while eligible employees can relocate full time to France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands and Britain.

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