It seems that remote working is here to stay (for the time being at least). Those with 'cabin fever' might be considering jetting off into the sunset with their laptop in hand (and a pina colada in the other). However, this poses numerous issues for both employees and their employers. For example:
1. Immigration approvals/visas might be required if an employee plans to work in a country for a significant period.
2. The employee could be required to pay taxes in-country and/or by performing services remotely create a permanent establishment in the jurisdiction for the employer for tax purposes.
3. The employee might be in breach of their employment contract.
Other issues around cyber security and data protection also exist. So, in summary, sadly jetting off into the sunset won't always be that easy. Take advice first!
So if you're getting bored of the same four walls, are you allowed to pack up your home office and work remotely from another country?