EMEA

[Finland] Security Service accidentally emailed out confidential payroll data [Finland] Security Service accidentally emailed out confidential payroll data

The mistakenly sent file reportedly held information - including confidential data - about nearly all of Supo’s 600 employees.
26 Feb 2024

[UK] Legal fight over ethnicity pay gaps at historic London parks [UK] Legal fight over ethnicity pay gaps at historic London parks

Cleaners at Royal Parks were being paid below the UK minimum wage until 2019, when they went on strike.
23 Feb 2024

[UK] Greggs and easyJet among employers named for minimum wage failings [UK] Greggs and easyJet among employers named for minimum wage failings

The well-known businesses appeared in a list of 542 firms forced to repay more than £16m to 172,000 workers in...
23 Feb 2024

APAC

[Australia] ABS reveals average weekly earnings [Australia] ABS reveals average weekly earnings

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced that the weekly ordinary time earnings for full-time adults was $1888.80 in November...
26 Feb 2024

[Australia] 7 out of 10 employees proud to work for their organisation [Australia] 7 out of 10 employees proud to work for their organisation

The Ipsos survey of 1,000 Australians showed that 69 per cent feel proud to work for their organisation with 67...
21 Feb 2024

[Australia] Government sides with workers by ‘closing loopholes’ [Australia] Government sides with workers by ‘closing loopholes’

Gig workers in the country will now be considered “employee-like” if they meet certain criteria.
20 Feb 2024

AFRICA

[Kenya] Teachers Service Commission may not recover Sh47 million in overpaid salaries [Kenya] Teachers Service Commission may not recover Sh47 million in overpaid salaries

The primary area of of concern to the Auditor’s office is the fact that the outstanding repayment period will exceed...
23 Feb 2024

[South Africa] Funding the NHI would take monthly R1,500 payroll tax from every worker [South Africa] Funding the NHI would take monthly R1,500 payroll tax from every worker

Finance experts have again warned that the scheme – in its current form – is not economically viable and needs...
21 Feb 2024

[Libya] Failure to approve state budget delays salaries [Libya] Failure to approve state budget delays salaries

The ministry reportedly reiterated its commitment to complete the disbursement of salaries on time and without any further delay.
19 Feb 2024

AMERICAS

[US] Proposed rule for Payroll Information Exchange published [US] Proposed rule for Payroll Information Exchange published

When a person has been overpaid, US law requires the agency to ask for repayment, which can create financial difficulties...
26 Feb 2024

[US] Email data breach affects 20,000 Department of Defense employees [US] Email data breach affects 20,000 Department of Defense employees

The DOD first detected the incident in early 2023, however, notifications only began to go out earlier this month. 
15 Feb 2024

MIDDLE EAST

[Kuwait] Expat accountant to be prosecuted for theft [Kuwait] Expat accountant to be prosecuted for theft

Monitoring of the accountant’s bank transactions revealed that he transferred large sums of money from his account to his homeland.
13 Feb 2024

[UAE] Expat employment fraud crackdown [UAE] Expat employment fraud crackdown

Violating firms were fined, ministry records were restricted and social media accounts have been blocked.
07 Feb 2024

[UAE] 2024 wage rises expected from more than half of employers [UAE] 2024 wage rises expected from more than half of employers

More than one-fifth of organisations (21 per cent) reportedly expect to lower salaries in 2024.
18 Jan 2024

GLOBAL

Insights into Payroll Complexity and Solutions in 2024 and Beyond Insights into Payroll Complexity and Solutions in 2024 and Beyond

With the recent release of Alight’s 2024 Company Payroll Complexity Report, we have the opportunity to put global payroll under the...
21 Feb 2024

[Global] Mandatory return to office is ‘dinosaur management’ [Global] Mandatory return to office is ‘dinosaur management’

These measures include actively tracking attendance, micromanaging employees' time and denying remote workers bonuses and career progression.
14 Feb 2024

[Global] Ramco Systems launches platform-based payroll software Ramco Payce [Global] Ramco Systems launches platform-based payroll software Ramco Payce

Payce utilises advanced technologies such as serverless in-memory, data analytics, AI and machine learning to help enterprises process payroll quickly,...
14 Feb 2024

CONTRIBUTED ARTICLES

Insights into Payroll Complexity and Solutions in 2024 and Beyond Insights into Payroll Complexity and Solutions in 2024 and Beyond

With the recent release of Alight’s 2024 Company Payroll Complexity Report, we have the opportunity to put global payroll under the...
21 Feb 2024

Navigating African Labour Laws: Ensuring Compliance and Legal Certainty with EOR Services Navigating African Labour Laws: Ensuring Compliance and Legal Certainty with EOR Services

Africa - consisting of 54 diverse countries - is a continent of rich cultural heritage and socioeconomic variations. Each country...
15 Dec 2023

A Co-Employment Strategies Guide for Expanding into Africa A Co-Employment Strategies Guide for Expanding into Africa

Africa's rise as an economic powerhouse has not gone unnoticed by businesses worldwide.
08 Dec 2023

ADP: POTENTIAL OF PAYROLL

Make payroll more rewarding Make payroll more rewarding

Even though it’s a large part of company spend, the importance of controlling payroll is often overlooked. The pandemic changed...
08 Dec 2021

Turn challenges into opportunities Turn challenges into opportunities

Often, payroll only gets the attention it deserves at times of major upheaval. Unfortunately, that may also be for all...
08 Dec 2021

Get the payroll your business needs Get the payroll your business needs

A four-step guide to getting more from your payroll. 
16 Nov 2021

TAX CORNER

Restricted stock units: how should payroll manage? Restricted stock units: how should payroll manage?

In this brief article, I set out an overview of RSU and also the steps that payroll should take when...
05 Jun 2023

Globally mobile employees and share schemes Globally mobile employees and share schemes

Share schemes are seen as a way of both retaining and incentivising employees.
08 Aug 2022

Pension contributions for globally mobile employees: a taxing challenge Pension contributions for globally mobile employees: a taxing challenge

Making contributions to a pension scheme is normally one of the most tax-efficient ways of saving in any country.
06 Jun 2022