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The legislation and the legal process for employment on Sundays in Greece

Introduction In Greece, the working days of the week are six according to the law, where the five-day period has not already been implemented. The 7th day, usually Sunday, is a mandatory day of weekly rest. Sunday is considered the period that starts from 24:00 on Saturday and ends at 24:00 on Sunday (weekly rest). ...

Greece: The law on the Digital Nomad Visa – in a nutshell

A new law was submitted to Parliament by the Ministries of Immigration and Asylum and Citizen Protection and it aims to attract digital nomads – people who work by means of technology – regardless of their location. The specific terms are addressed to third country citizens (self-employed or employees) who will work remotely using information ...

The 20 most important changes in the employment relations in Greece after Law 4808/2021

Law 4808/2021 introduced many important changes in individual employment relationships. The aim of our report is to present briefly the most important ons, as they follow: 1. A digital employment card is introduced with which the work of each employee will be monitored and recorded in real time (hours, overtime, etc.). 2. The SEPE (current ...

The introduction of the Digital Nomad Visa in Greece

The Ministry of Immigration and Asylum introduces the Digital Nomad Visa with an amendment to par. 1 of article 18 of law 4251/2014 (amendment of the immigration code) allowing residence in Greece for the purpose of providing teleworking exclusively abroad. It should be noted that this article 18 of Law 4251/2014 generally refers to the ...

The reformation of the employment law in Greece

The Greek government is in the process of reforming its employment legislation. To this direction, a draft law has been presented which involves very important amendments. The scope of the present is to present these. As soon as the new law is ratified, an update shall be provided to the present. Arranging working time The ...

The Ministerial Decision on the tax incentives for foreigners moving their seat to Greece has been published (The so-called “brain gain” incentive)

The recent Law 4758/2020 established tax incentives to attract foreign employees and the self-employed individuals from abroad, as well as Greeks who left the country during the financial crisis, to transfer their tax residence and work in Greece. The recent issuance of the Joint Ministerial Decision (JMD 1087 / 15.4.2021, Government Gazette BD 1691) that ...

Greece offers investment incentives to attract investors and individuals

During the last recent years the Greek government has adopted various investment incentives. The mere scope of these initiatives is to attract various categories of legal entities and individuals as well as to facilitate entrepreneurship. The purpose of the present is to provide a brief overview of some of these initiatives under the light of ...

The Law on the “brain gain” tax incentives in Greece

Based on the article 40 par. 1 of Law 4758/2020 (Government Gazette A242 / 04.12.2020), the article 5C was added to the Income Tax Code. This article establishes tax incentives for individuals who will transfer their tax residence in Greece. Specifically, there is an exemption from income tax and from the special solidarity contribution for ...

A brief note on getting a permit in Greece as a Financially Indepedent Person

In general, we need to clarify that Visa is an official document that it allows for a non-national to enter a country, while permit is an official document that it allows a non-national to resident a country. The granting of a permit to an applicant is based on the appropriate type of the already issued ...

Incentives for foreign retirees to be transferred in Greece

According to a recent draft Law, at a rate of 7% will be taxed independently each year and for 10 years the income earned abroad by foreign retirees who choose to move their tax residence in Greece. With the payment of this tax, every tax liability of the natural person for this income shall be ...

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