Part 1: A go-to guide if your staff are working in Europe (including Switzerland) now and into 2021

If your organisation will have staff working in Europe (including Switzerland), this is a “must-read” for you.

Services
Employees, Employers, Employment, Immigration
Key themes
Brexit
Type
Updates

With the end of free movement kicking in at 11pm on 31 December 2020, many organisations are considering the impact on workers who are working in Europe and Switzerland. As strands of our new UK immigration points-based system are live now, organisations are considering the best way to manage their workforces in the UK and overseas. Like the UK, EU countries and Switzerland have put in place new measures for UK staff based in their jurisdiction.

We’ve put together a go-to guide for you with contributions from leading lawyers. Whether you’re a UK company with British employees based in Europe, a UK individual living and working in an EU country or Switzerland, or a British “frontier worker” who commutes across European borders for work, here’s what you need to know before 31 December 2020.

Part 2 of the guide summarises the options available to British nationals or staff of UK companies, as well as any issues with regard to working remotely in each jurisdiction. Read part 2 here.


This information is necessarily of a general nature and doesn’t constitute legal advice. This is not a substitute for formal legal advice, given in the context of full information under an engagement with Bates Wells.

All content on this page is correct as of December 17, 2020.