Paid Leave Thanks to the Great Resignation, HR leaders have limited leverage to question employees about their travel plans or tell them where they can and can’t work during vacations. (Photo: Shutterstock)

After millions of people travel for Christmas and the New Year, what no one will wonder, besides HR pros, is how many compliance risks employees created. As of September, 45% of full-time employees (in the US) continued to work partly or fully remotely according to a Gallup survey. Whether they vacation for leisure or a close-quarters suffer-fest with family, most will work while traveling, assuming the Omicron variant doesn’t derail their trip.

Working across jurisdictions may sound harmless, but revenue-starved tax and immigration authorities would beg to differ. While the risk of being caught by them on any one trip is low, the potential consequences are high—particularly for companies. Let’s examine why the holiday travel season is rich with compliance risks and talk about how HR can address them—without pouring gasoline on the Great Resignation.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO.com, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited BenefitsPRO.com content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical BenefitsPRO.com information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and BenefitsPRO.com events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com

Already have an account?

 

BenefitsPRO

Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join BenefitsPRO.com now!

  • Unlimited access to BenefitsPRO.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on BenefitsPRO.com and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2022 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.