deen
deen

Labor Migration – Current Western Balkans Regulation

Just in time for the beginning of the year, there are innovations that must be taken into account when calculating wage tax and reporting social security contributions.

With regard to labor migration in Europe, the following change or extension of the Western Balkans regulation has resulted: Citizens from the Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) have been able to obtain approval from the Federal Employment Agency to take up employment in accordance with § 26 para. 2 Employment Ordinance. This regulation was initially valid until December 31, 2020. The Western Balkans Regulation has been used extensively by employers to attract workers from the Western Balkans. This regulation now has been extended to December 31, 2023 so that companies can continue to recruit workers from the Western Balkans. An important criterion at this point is the approval of the Federal Employment Agency. The latter must agree to the hiring because it checks whether German employees are available for the respective job and whether the same employment conditions as for Germans exist. This ordinance came into force on 01.01.2021.

(Sources: https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/datei/dok_ba146772.pdf)

Related Posts

Chinesische Flagge vor traditionellem Gebäude

China News – Visa-free Entry

Visa-free entry for German citizens to China German citizens can enter China visa-free from December 1st, 2023 to November 30th, 2024. The same applies to citizens of France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Malaysia. Visa...
IAC International Assignment Consulting

Cross-border temporary agency work: ECJ concretises the criterion of usual activity

Due to generally much lower tax rates than in Western European countries, temporary workers (especially from Eastern European countries) are covered by social security in the country of establishment of the temporary employment agency and...

Latest blogs on global assignments

Hungary News
13. March 2024
USA News
6. March 2024
Japan News
20. February 2024
UK News
16. February 2024
Bilateral social security agreement Austria-Japan
16. February 2024
Working from Home – News
16. February 2024

Get the latest information on "International Personnel Management - assignments worldwide".

X
X
X