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posted 3 years ago
UK - WFH from EU country
I have been working from home part-time by sharing childcare responsibilities since the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown. I am an EU citizen working in the UK and have asked my employer for the possibility to work remotely from my home country for a few weeks. Can they legally refuse that?
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posted 3 years ago
When someone talks about working remotely, it’s important to consider the tax and social security implications of such a move. These depend on how long the employee is expected to work abroad. It may generate a tax residency, so you need to consult a tax expert about the specific situation. Furthermore, if employees live and work abroad, even for short periods, they can become subject to employment legislation in the other country. These laws may override the terms of their UK contract and may impact on things such as minimum rates of pay, paid annual holidays and rights on termination, however, Also, it is worth mentioning that EU rules on social security coordination no longer apply to and in the United Kingdom as of 1 January 2021. However, the rights of persons covered by the Withdrawal Agreement concluded between the EU and the United Kingdom continue to be protected