It’s a daydream made more achievable by pandemic years: being employed in a city, but working from the sand beaches of the world. Or from your parent’s house, with mum-cooked meals on the side.
However, it’s important to ask: when my employer allows me to work remotely, does it mean I can home office across borders? Working when visiting my country of origin? Working and travelling, as a digital nomad?
The short answer is sadly, no, it doesn’t.
You have no legal ground to demand working remotely from abroad; quite on the contrary, should your employer find out you’re homeofficing across borders, he can use such a fact as grounds for termination of employment.
There are many legal complications connected with being employed in Brno but actually working elsewhere abroad (taxes, occupational safety, premiums, data security, social security benefits, to name just a few). Employers in Brno approach this question very differently – some strictly ban it, regularly checking from where their employees connect; some turn a blind eye. Some allow it – case by case or even flatly, for all their employees.
We invited a lawyer, Katka Hájková from Two Lawyers platform, to explain:
- the common pitfalls of this arrangement,
- the reasons why your employer might hesitate to allow it
- and suggest possible solutions you could argue with to change their mind.
Feel free to join us for the live webinar and ask your own questions!
We’ll be streaming live – join us on Facebook here (for free, without the need to sign up).