Mobility Matters

Mobility Matters, published by KPMG's Global Mobility Services (GMS) practice, offers thought-provoking articles that can help raise awareness about topical and timely issues affecting international assignment programs and globally-mobile employees working for multinational organizations.

Bob Mischler

Bob Mischler

National Principal-In-Charge, GMS, KPMG (US)

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Read the latest issue of Mobility Matters - Germany’s Fachkraefteeinwanderungsgesetz: Not Just a Tongue Twister but a Quantum Leap in Immigration

Germany’s recent draft law reforming the country’s immigration rules, Fachkraefteeinwanderungsgesetz (hereafter, “FEG”) is indeed a “tongue twister”. But it has very simple goals: (i) increase opportunities for skilled foreign labor to enter Germany to work; (ii) simplify the rules and processes for employers seeking to bring in skilled foreign labor; and (iii) address the issues around a shrinking domestic German workforce.  KPMG professionals Sebastian Klaus and Kim Hammer observe that the FEG entails one of the most important reforms of Germany’s immigration system in years. Indeed, if enacted, the FEG is expected to bring the German immigration system to the next level, with much-needed improvements and far-reaching enhancements that will hopefully better serve the hiring and talent development needs of German employers and the labor market access needs of foreign skilled workers, while also supporting Germany’s socio-economic interests. It is important that immigration counsel and advisers, global mobility professionals charged with the immigration affairs of their employees going overseas, and the employees themselves, understand what the FEG means for them.  

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Previous issues

  • October 2018 - How Global Mobility Can Help Retain Your Best People
  • July 2018 - When Home is Where the Visa Is, Don't Forget Taxes are Global
  • April 2018 - FBAR update: No new rules but enforcement looms.
  • October 2017 - Are Companies with U.K. Operations Up-to-Date with the U.K.’s Expenses and Benefits Rules?

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