AMERICAS

[US] Businesses affected by pandemic in 2020/21 can still claim tax credits [US] Businesses affected by pandemic in 2020/21 can still claim tax credits

The ERC rules were expanded and liberalised from 2020 to 2021, so employers that might not have benefited under the...
13 May 2022

[US] IBM unsure how long Russia-based staff will be kept on payroll [US] IBM unsure how long Russia-based staff will be kept on payroll

In March IBM ceased all business in Russia where, according to LinkedIn data, it had more than 1,000 workers.
11 May 2022

[US] MyPayrollHR scandal prompts new state law [US] MyPayrollHR scandal prompts new state law

Michael Mann headed the MyPayrollHR processing company. He was convicted in 2020 for swindling Pioneer Bank and others out of more than...
10 May 2022

[US] Starbucks accused of unfair labour practices in Buffalo [US] Starbucks accused of unfair labour practices in Buffalo

A wave of unionisation drives has affected Starbucks stores nationwide, the first union votes were in December at three stores...
09 May 2022

[US] Second Amazon unionisation effort fails but inspires new legislation [US] Second Amazon unionisation effort fails but inspires new legislation

Amazon became the largest apparel retailer in the United States during the pandemic and is expected to achieve $73 billion...
06 May 2022

[US] Hawaii could soon be the state with the highest minimum wage [US] Hawaii could soon be the state with the highest minimum wage

It is up to Governor David Ige to make the final call. The Governor has said that he is in support...
06 May 2022

[US] Payroll companies threaten to leave DC when tipped wage law is enforced [US] Payroll companies threaten to leave DC when tipped wage law is enforced

The issue relates to the back-and-forth over Initiative 77, a 2018 ballot measure to eliminate the tipped minimum wage, which is...
05 May 2022