Important advice for companies In the current crisis surrounding the Ukraine-Russia war, it is becoming clear how geopolitical risks and changing security environments are influencing the danger situation for expatriates. Companies have an obligation to prepare and secure their employees accordingly.
From 1 October 2021, employee-specific information must also be provided in the declaration for Finland. Until 30.9.2021, the reporting obligation is fulfilled by filling in the already known electronic form (important: to be used only if the posting starts before 1.10.2021).
In the case of relocations for work-related reasons, new flat rates for relocation-related tuition costs and other relocation expenses apply retroactively for domestic relocations from 01.04.2021 and from 01.04.2022.
The employer can compensate for the higher local cost of living of an employee posted abroad by paying a purchasing power allowance. The tax-exempt amounts according to §3 No. 64 S. 3 EStG (the german Income Tax Act) have been adjusted as of 01.07.2021.
The USA closed the borders to Europeans at the beginning of the Corona pandemic. Now the end of the travel ban has been announced by the American administration. From November, fully vaccinated people will be allowed to enter the country again. Despite the good news from the announcement, questions remain about the exact implementation.
The separation of the United Kingdom from the EU has led to numerous uncertainties in labor law. Even the withdrawal agreement of 17.10.2019 and the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) have not resolved these uncertainties. Below, we will take a closer look at the labor law issues related to Brexit.
In the current September issue of the IHK Kassel’s trade journal “Wirtschaft Nordhessen”, the IAC comments on the reporting obligations in the EU and also shows what companies should urgently consider in this regard.
Transport companies based abroad whose employees work in Germany are obliged under the MiLoG (Minimum Wage Act) to tolerate an inspection by the customs administration of the work actually performed in Germany. This was decided by the Federal Fiscal Court in its ruling of 18 August 2020 (case no. VII R 34/18).