Global Mobility Alert October 2013

Welcome to the second issue of our Global Mobility Alert. We are very grateful for the positive feedback and suggestions received about the first edition from our colleagues and clients, and look forward to working together to continue to provide you with an informative and thought provoking publication.

This month you can read about how we can help manage the immigration status and the significant penalties that can apply to people who work without the appropriate permission. We also discuss the Canadian perspective on the planning needed to avoid unwelcome audits and unexpected tax costs for the growing issues related to short-term international assignments. Finally, we bring you news from Luxembourg of a relaxation of the conditions applying to the new expatriate regime that is intended to encourage the hiring of highly qualified and specialised employees from abroad.

We hope you enjoy reading this edition of our Global Mobility Alert and welcome any feedback, ideas and remarks.