Cross-border remote working in Asia and employers’ legal exposure
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Hong Kong
Fiona Loughrey
Fiona Loughrey (pictured) heads Simmons & Simmons’ employment team in Asia; Jade Macnamara is a paralegal in the team based in Hong Kong

The pre-existing trend towards wider adoption of remote working practices has been – forcibly – exacerbated by covid-19. Employers across the globe are, whether they like it or not, being confronted with new employee expectations and arrangements. Those inclined towards the life of a digital nomad have been encouraged in this outlook; and it appears that we will never return to the world of work as it existed on New Year’s Day 2020. Remote working is here to stay.