Making new work possible. Avoid risks.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and work forever. More and more employees are about to turn into digital nomads, as new arrangements allow them to work flexibly from home or other locations. As part of this trend, the demand for flexible cross-border work arrangements is continuously increasing. Employers must meet this demand in order to attract new talents and avoid unwanted attrition. In the context of New Work, remote work from abroad is on the rise, often combined with holidays (“workation” or “bleisure”). However, depending on the work location a number of tax and legal risks must be mitigated for both the employer as for the employees.
Risk classification will be made in real time for up to 40 different countries.
Our solution creates a fully automated decision-making process, minimising manual efforts for assessments and ongoing monitoring. As a result, you can free up capacity in your HR/Tax teams for more complex work.
Remote work abroad – it's that easy
With our comprehensive work management solution, you minimise manual efforts through our automated process and keep an eye on all (tax) legal risks.
We jointly assess your requirements for remote work from abroad. Optionally, we can also support you in clarifying questions of principle, drafting a guideline, transferring it to a company or service agreement and operationalising it (checklists, communication, etc.).
We set up an individual tenant of the Remote Work Assistant for your company - either as a lean managed service ("RWA Flex") or as a turnkey solution including process management ("RWA Enterprise").
Employees enter their remote work request into the tool and will be guided through a conditional questionnaire.
Documentation and Monitoring
All assessments will be recorded and made available in dashboards to ensure comprehensive monitoring and reporting capabilities at any given time.
In the Spotlight
Decisions in real time
With PwC's Remote Work Assistant, employees submit their request for mobile work abroad via a web-based tool that collects all the information for the legal assessment.
All risks at a glance
The tool includes all labour law, residence law, income tax, social security, income tax and turnover tax risks on the basis of individual country information.
Strengthen your employer brand
Retain your employees and offer them an attractive benefit that is almost cost-neutral for you as an employer. Position your company as an innovative employer to attract new talent!
The Enterprise version of the Remote Work Assistant offers integrated approval processes beyond the audit, which are customisable.
Enterprise – Turnkey solution for companies with 2,000+ employees
Includes a web frontend for users, automated risk assessment, email-based approval processes and dashboards for evaluation and monitoring
- Implementation: from € 40,000 one-time
- Ongoing operating costs: from € 20,000 per year
- Updating of country information: € 7,500 per year
Costs per verified remote work request: from € 15
Flex – Managed service for companies with 200+ employees
Quick setup through an E-mail based risk assessment in real time plus dashboards for evaluation and monitoring
Base fee: €1,500 per month
Running costs: €150 costs per verified remote work request