Should you let remote employees work remotely abroad? You decide

Written by Mark Rowland Wednesday 09 March 2022
Remote and flexible working has become the norm for many office workers. But it begs the question: just how remote and flexible can you be?
A woman working on a laptop in a hotel on a Greek Island

Please note: If you are allowing employees to work abroad, a lot of careful planning and consideration is needed to ensure that you comply with the various employment and tax laws applicable in both countries. This article only airs opinions on both sides of the issue and does not constitute any form of advice.


With a whiff of spring in the air and the Easter holidays fast approaching, some of us may find ourselves dreaming of a Pina Colada by the pool, a long-awaited family reunion or simply a change of scenery. And rather than simply requests for annual leave, managers may instead be receiving requests from people to adjust their working location – whether it’s the beach over Easter, a month-long trip to visit family overseas, or even becoming a permanent digital nomad.

How flexible should managers be? After all, a laptop and an internet connection are theoretically the only limiting factors. We air various sides of the argument.

Which side do you land on? Tell us what you think via social

Keep reading to hear out each side of the argument, then tell us what you think


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