Cross-border employment? Mind the transitional period for the EU regulation!
Which EU rules for cross-border employment have applied since 1 May 2010?
And which rules applied before 1 May 2010?
Do you have employees who already worked for you before 1 May 2010?
Frequently occurring situations
Below you will find 2 frequently occurring situations. A distinction should be made here between the employee who works for 1 employer and the employee who works for 2 employers (in both cases, the employee falls under the transitional arrangement):
Situation 1: The employee works for one employer
- The employee works in his country of residence
- He works there for less than 25%
- The employer does not have its registered office in the employee’s country of residence
In this situation, the transitional arrangement ends on 30 April 2020. As a result, the employee will no longer be covered by social insurance in his country of residence from 1 May 2020.
Situation 2: The employee works for two employers
- The employee works for one employer in his country of residence, for less than 25%
- The employee works for the other employer in another country
In this situation, the transitional arrangement ends on 27 June 2022. As a result, the employee will no longer be covered by social insurance in his country of residence from 28 June 2022.
How can you prevent problems?
We recommend that you study your employees’ position under social security law and make sure that you still pay social insurance premiums in the right country by 1 May 2020. If you have outsourced your payroll administration to Interfisc, please inform us about any changes in good time.
Do you need assistance in identifying the consequences for your employees? Or in setting up a payroll administration in another country? In both cases we will be happy to help you. In addition to providing tailor-made advice, we can also organise a Working Across Borders workshop for your HR or personnel department on location. In this workshop we will outline the rules for you. Feel free to contact us to discuss the possibilities.
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