Work From Anywhere Series | Episode 2: Myth or Reality?

Is remote work anywhere a dream? Or can it be turned into a reality? What are the barriers to doing so and the opportunities for companies that get this right?

Welcome to the remote work anywhere series. This is a series featuring some of the leading people around the world in remote work, global mobility and work from anywhere compliance (remote work tax, employment law, etc.).

This episode was moderated by John Lee of The Work From Anywhere Team and we were extremely lucky to be joined by Chris Debner, listed in the Top 100 most admired global mobility professionals (2:00), Bhagyashree Pancholy, remote work employment law specialist at All Remotely (2:43) and Frank Dissen, Partner and Global Head of Expatriate Services at WTS Global (3:17).

The webinar kicked off highlighting some key announcements by Facebook and Deloitte and each of the guests take on whether WFA is a myth or reality (5:20) and how global mobility has become an elevated discussion at Board level (8:56). Doing nothing is not an option as it brings massive risks for organisations (10:22). Tax and Permanent Establishment issues is the biggest concern of many companies (11:28). The creation of two classes of employees (14:47) with differences in employment law application across geographies and the potential for a rise in worker’s compensation claims. The balancing act of benefits versus risks for employers (19:28) to implement a successful remote work policy. Workarounds to overcome tax implications (27:14) like Digital Nomad Visas and countries with low tax rates. Is there any substance behind recent company WFA policy announcements? (31:35) Implications for social security and pension (36: 21). What keeps you up at night? Splitting society further between the haves and have-nots (40:35). Tapping into global talent with opportunities for people, no matter what country they’re from (44: 36).

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Should you need help with any of your tax or compliance risks related to remote work, The Work From Anywhere Team would be delighted to help you out! Just reach out via our website.

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