2020 has been a year of change for many people and companies. One of the biggest changes in the workforce is the ability to work remotely. While working remotely can provide for greater flexibility, it has also brought about more challenges in managing a workforce.
Employees are no longer confined to a fixed office but have also pushed the boundaries of whether it is needed to be in the same city, let alone the same country. These work arrangements under this ‘new normal’ have created huge obstacles for HR professionals when tackling issues of employment tax, immigration, and other HR-related concerns.
Join our webinar and uncover these challenges with our experienced PwC professionals!
During the webinar PwC experts will cover the following topics:
- Overview of the impact of travel restrictions on employers and employees
- Case studies on immigration issues faced by employers in a typical life cycle of employment and practical suggestions to enhance compliance
- Impact on 2020/21 Hong Kong employers’ and employees’ tax reporting requirements in respect of employees who need to extend their stay in Hong Kong or overseas due to the current pandemic
- Hong Kong salaries tax implications on specific payments or benefits made to employees due to current circumstances
- Common pitfalls we have seen in employer’s reporting filings
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Bruce is a Partner in Global Mobility Services in Hong Kong with over 20 years of experience in providing professional services to both employers and employees focusing on cross-border assignments. He leads the immigration practice in Hong Kong and provides advisory services for clients in relation to work visa applications, Hong Kong and U.S. individual income tax matters, and other mobility-related issues. Bruce also advises and develops practical solutions for clients relative to employment and remuneration structures (e.g. equity-based incentive plans, housing reimbursement schemes, etc.). In addition, Bruce assists various international and regional financial institutions in complying with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s requirements on sound remuneration systems and recommend enhancements to streamline HR operations.
Bruce is a Certified Tax Adviser and a member of the Hong Kong Taxation Institute. Bruce also is a U.S. Certified Public Accountant. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Hass School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley with the highest honor. He also obtained his Master in International and Commercial Law from the University of Greenwich.
Alissa has many years of experience in the tax profession and specialises in Hong Kong individual tax affairs for inbound and outbound assignees and handling cross border issues. Alissa is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Her current clients include numerous large corporations in the non-financial and financial sectors. Alissa has extensive experience in assisting companies in designing tax equalisation policies, advising on equity, compensation, and benefits issues, assisting clients with examinations by the Hong Kong tax authority and individual tax dispute.
Molly is a Manager in PwC Hong Kong. She has over 15 years of experience in the immigration industry, with an initial focus on assisting individuals migrating from Hong Kong to Canada. She is experienced in providing inbound immigration services and advice to individuals and corporate clients on various types of applications, to ensure compliance with the Hong Kong immigration policy. She has worked with clients from a wide range of industries including legal, recruitment, entertainment, information technology, investment banking and financial services, consumer products, and construction. She is also experienced in providing immigration advice to newly set-up companies in Hong Kong.
Molly holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Economics from Amherst College in Massachusetts, the United States.
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