Osborne Clarkes international staffing compliance conference provides sector-relevant insight.
“Osborne Clarke’s international staffing compliance conference provides sector-relevant insight.
International law firm, Osborne Clarke, held a staffing compliance conference at its London offices on Wednesday 22nd May which brought over 80 staffing company delegates face to face with specialist legal and compliance experts from Singapore, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, China and Germany. Each presenter provided a sector-relevant overview of key compliance challenges and solutions for staffing companies wanting to start up or grow operations in overseas jurisdictions. Key messages coming out of the sessions included:
International compliance requires a risk based approach based on the types of worker you supply and the types of clients you supply to
Whilst there are certain standard types of risk which occur in many countries, and certain methodologies that can help reduce those risks, there is no one size fits all internationally
If you are planning for exit make sure that your international operations add value not risk
Hirers are concerned about supply chain risk and in most countries tax and social security liabilities that bounce up the supply chain are the biggest risk issue that they will want reassurance about
“False” self-employed status will be a significant risk issue in certain countries such as Germany and the US
Sometimes the compliant solution does not work commercially
If relying on local management companies or payroll companies choose the right ones
One delegate described the session as, “possibly the most focused and worthwhile event in recent memory!”.
Osborne Clarke has offices in the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy and North America. Through a network of “best friends” we extend our reach across the globe, working closely on matters with local, sector-focused, like-minded firms. Click here for details of Osborne Clarke’s international staffing coverage: http://www.osborneclarke.co.uk//media/Files/publications/sectors/recruitment/2012/international-staffing-services.ashx