Mobility of workers as a new labor relationship formula

The mobility of workers is postulated as a new formula of labor relationship: teleworking in a country different from that of the company. However, this type of international mobility has legal uncertainties, both at labor and tax level, to which expert lawyers are trying to provide answers.

Enrique Ceca, partner of the labor area, explains in Expansión (only for subscribers of the media) that "the provision of services in a third country within the referred temporary framework, entails important consequences from a tax and Social Security point of view". And he adds: "the possibility of enjoying the benefits derived from international mobility, without incurring in the legal implications inherent to the expatriate figure, is an attractive option for companies and workers".

Ceca comments on the existing regulations on labor matters regarding the mobility of workers: "it is clear from international regulations that the applicable national law will be that agreed by both parties or, failing that, that of the country where the worker habitually carries out his or her work".

And he explains: "in the field of international mobility, the employer's powers of supervision and control over the development of the work activity are severely limited, which can generate situations of non-compliance potentially attributable to the employer. In short, the reinforcement of preventive measures takes on special relevance in this type of displacement".

At Ceca Magán Abogados we have lawyers who are experts in international mobility and expatriate workers, being able to solve all the doubts that may arise for companies and employees.

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