International Remote Working during the pandemic

Matthew Fox considers some of the impacts that have materialised for employers with employees working away from their usual country of employment.

It was on 11th March 2020 that the World Health Organisation declared the COVID-19 a global pandemic. Very soon after that many countries introduced national lockdowns and other public health restrictions leading to significant business disruption. International travel restrictions made it impossible for business travel to carry on as usual. Office attendance has been largely curtailed as employees were advised by their Governments to work from home where possible to maintain social distancing.