Moving employees to France: how to reduce mobility costs?

France has been suffering for many years from a bad reputation when it comes to the level of taxation of French residents, unlike Belgium or Luxemburg. Looking a bit further, one may realize that the French personal income tax system results in a lower taxation on professional income than the ones of most of European […]

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Magdalena Zwolińska, Ph.D.

Partner, NGL Legal

Sofie Vandermeersch participates in the IR Global Employment Working Virtual Series Home Work: The challenges of cross border remote working

The past year has witnessed a huge remote working experiment for many of the world’s businesses and their employees as a result of Covid-19. And, for many, these new working practices have become hugely complex depending on where in the world business owners and employees have suddenly found themselves. Almost overnight, people are in uncertain […]

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Stéphanie Le Men-Tenailleau participates in the IR Global Employment Working Virtual Series Home Work: The challenges of cross border remote working

FOREWORD BY EDITOR, ANDREW CHILVERS What are the consequences for a business when an employee works from home on a semi-permanent basis, transferring their residence to another country? In France, when employees decide to live and work in two different states, putting in place payroll in compliance with French and EU regulations and integrating this […]

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Final IR Global US Central Virtual Meeting of the Year

Thank you to Laurel G. Bellows of The Bellows Law Group, P.C. in US – Illinois who kindly hosted the final US Central Group Virtual Meeting of 2020! Aaron R. Gelb of Conn Maciel Carey in Washington DC presented on OSHA issues, regulations and solutions arising in connection with COVID. At the end of the […]

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Shock Of The New:

What is the Impact of the Gig Economy on the Traditional Workplace?

July 2020

Whenever the gig economy comes up in conversation, app-based technology companies such as Uber usually get a mention as the emerging business models for ‘gig’ workers. And while these new […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Legal Impacts on Business Agreements

What would be the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on business agreements governed by Brazilian law? The Brazilian Civil Code contains some provisions that could be in theory invoked in the current context. But for such purpose we must ask: Would the pandemic be an “act of God” or “force majeure” event? Would it be […]

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Unprecedented Times, Desperate Measures

March 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has caused governments across the world to take measures that impact the movement of people rarely, if ever, seen in peacetime before. Understandably, this has adversely affected […]

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New (emergency) measures will be introduced to protect employers and employees

The Dutch government has taken further emergency measures in order to keep the economy going and to secure jobs. The short-time work reduction-regulation (WVT) is inactivated and will be replaced by the Temporary Emergency Measure to Secure Business-regulation (Noodmaatregel Overbrugging voor Werkbehoud in Dutch). This new regulation will be implemented within the next few days, but some […]

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Reduced working hours and financial compensation

Under ‘special circumstances’ such as a fire, a flood or an epidemic, employers in various sectors will be confronted with lower client demand and a subsequently reduced workload. These circumstances are not considered to be a regular business risk. The COVID-19 virus, better known as the coronavirus, qualifies as an epidemic and will result in […]

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