With the rise of 'global nomad’ visas, employees and freelancers can now work internationally in a growing number of destinations without changing jobs. For those eyeing sun-drenched destinations like Barbados, Portugal and Mauritius, it’s a dream come true. For employers, it may feel like just the opposite.

While many employers believe that the compliance and organisational risks of remote working are just too great, many others see it as a recruitment and retention tool.