Corporates Case Study

A newly appointed Compliance Manager was tasked with getting the recruitment company ready for a trade sale. Management was concerned about any hidden risks that could deflate the price a buyer would pay. The Compliance Manager asked us in to advise the Compliance Manager how we could design ourselves our of the contract chain. We…

Agency Case Study

A client was trying to place contractors in Sweden. What they found was that the net retentions were so low that contractors could not afford to take the assignment and end up paying the employer’s social charges inĀ  Sweden of a little over a 30% plus having to meet dual housekeeping costs in Sweden, as…

Agency Case Study

A UK recruiter approached us. They had a problem with a Swiss client where they had placed permanent staff. The problem was that the Swiss client was refusing to pay the UK businesses’ placement fees. The client argued that, under Swiss law, consorting with a non-swiss recruitment business was contrary to the law, and the…

Agency Case Study

An agency approached us how we could help them to de-risk their clients who were placing contractors in the Netherlands. The risks, from chain law, meant that contractors who were operating as independents or their BVs would not be re-classified as employees of the end clients which arises since the end of the WAB law…

Contractor Case Study

A contractor wrote to us and asked for a solution to work in Sweden. We asked him if he regularly wrote to his doctor for a diagnosis. He wondered what on earth we were talking about. We explained that we need to understand all about him as a potential client, his circumstances and needs and…

Agency Case Study

A UK recruitment business approached us, asking for help to set up their business in Switzerland. We provided a new company, obtained suitable premises for them, applied for an obtained the cantonal and federal labour leasing and permanent placement licences. We also arranged for the necessary insurances and pensions and set up their payroll. The…

Agency Case Study

An agency approached us with several cases of their contractors working in the Netherlands, and the agency was paying them to their UK limited companies. There was no local compliance work in the Netherlands. We spoke to contractors and offered them Dutch employment which they refused on the grounds of a reduction in their take-home…