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International employees & Corona virus - what you need to know

The current measures against the Corona pandemic affect your international employees, in Germany but also worldwide. We have gathered answers to the most frequently asked questions below to support you in this time. Kurzarbeit, closed immigration offices, expiring visa and alternative options how to engage with international talent.

How are international employees affected by Corona Virus?

What alternatives do you have?

Employing international talent in Germany requires both parties to follow certain steps: Employees need proof of health insurance coverage, social security number, tax ID, bank account, and must be a resident or have a valid residence permit in Germany. In times when these requirements can hardly be met, a good option for both, the future employee and employer, is to start cooperating on a freelance basis. The following questions outline aspects to consider along the process: