EMEA

[UK] Government backs new employment laws covering Employment Bill ground [UK] Government backs new employment laws covering Employment Bill ground

Despite a significant amount of cross-party support, the most recent Queen's speech made no mention of the Employment Bill.
23 Nov 2022

[UK] Jobs with the widest gender pay gaps in 2022 [UK] Jobs with the widest gender pay gaps in 2022

From November 20, women essentially stop being paid for the work they do for the rest of the year.
21 Nov 2022

[UK] Tesco offers pay advances to help workers meet debt deadlines [UK] Tesco offers pay advances to help workers meet debt deadlines

Tesco said that 280,000 workers in the UK can receive up to 25 per cent of their contractual pay early...
21 Nov 2022

APAC

[New Zealand] Novopay payroll failings continue to disrupt schools [New Zealand] Novopay payroll failings continue to disrupt schools

The Auditor-General found that the $182 million Novopay Online system was still producing one crucial report when it was decommissioned.
23 Nov 2022

[Australia] Deel completes PayGroup acquisition [Australia] Deel completes PayGroup acquisition

PayGroup has a strong presence in APAC countries such as Australia, New Zealand, India, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan.
23 Nov 2022

[Australia] $475,000 fine for Sydney cafe chain found underpaying ‘interns [Australia] $475,000 fine for Sydney cafe chain found underpaying ‘interns

They were paid between $1,650 to $1,750 per month for performing up to 60 to 70 hours of work per...
14 Nov 2022

AFRICA

[South Africa] Western Cape employers failing to comply with labour law [South Africa] Western Cape employers failing to comply with labour law

Employers were not registering employees with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) when they commenced business.
21 Nov 2022

[South Africa] Weak IT and payroll systems led to Rail Agency’s ghost employees [South Africa] Weak IT and payroll systems led to Rail Agency’s ghost employees

The investigation also attributed blame to incorrect data capturing of employee information, resulting in a corrupted employee database.
18 Nov 2022

[Zimbabwe] Woman will receive husband’s entire monthly salary [Zimbabwe] Woman will receive husband’s entire monthly salary

Ms Mandaza accused Mr Tigere of being an irresponsible man and magistrate Ayanda Dlamini upheld her application.
02 Nov 2022

AMERICAS

[Jamaica] Senate approval for income tax amendment act [Jamaica] Senate approval for income tax amendment act

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith piloted the legislation in the Upper House.
21 Nov 2022

[US] Former FedEx employee awarded $366m in discrimination and retaliation suit [US] Former FedEx employee awarded $366m in discrimination and retaliation suit

In her most recent position, Ms Harris led a sales team and her performance was measured by the team’s production.
21 Nov 2022

[US] Trump Organization’s CFO testifies at company fraud trial [US] Trump Organization’s CFO testifies at company fraud trial

In August Mr Weisselberg pleaded guilty to evading taxes on $1.7 million of fringe benefits.
16 Nov 2022

MIDDLE EAST

[Saudi Arabia] Expat employee awarded SR180,000 compensation for illegal termination [Saudi Arabia] Expat employee awarded SR180,000 compensation for illegal termination

The Court of Appeal found that the employer sacked the employee without any valid reason and then submitted a malicious...
14 Nov 2022

[Kuwait] Citizens and expats employed in oil sector may sell leave days [Kuwait] Citizens and expats employed in oil sector may sell leave days

The number of workers in the oil sector who benefit from the sale of leave days ranges between 13,000 and...
08 Nov 2022

[Saudi Arabia] Expat absenteeism rules laid out [Saudi Arabia] Expat absenteeism rules laid out

In addition, an employer must also pledge to pay the fee for the resulting renewal of the expatriate employer’s residency...
25 Oct 2022

GLOBAL

[Global] EU criticises Qatari minister over workers’ rights violations [Global] EU criticises Qatari minister over workers’ rights violations

Miguel Urbán Crespo of the left group in the EU parliament called the forthcoming tournament a “World Cup bathed in...
18 Nov 2022

[Global] Wise Platform integrates with payroll company Deel [Global] Wise Platform integrates with payroll company Deel

As of November 14, customers are now able to send funds via Deel using a simple email address.
16 Nov 2022

CONTRIBUTED ARTICLES

The Autumn Statement: Six ‘Next Steps’ for employers The Autumn Statement: Six ‘Next Steps’ for employers

Now that we have some confidence as to the fiscal landscape in the coming years, I outline some initial thoughts...
18 Nov 2022

Workplace wellbeing and an international workforce Workplace wellbeing and an international workforce

Savvy organisations are taking on the issue of wellbeing because the correlation between happy workers and business success is clear.
04 Nov 2022

[Global] How currency fluctuations affect international payroll [Global] How currency fluctuations affect international payroll

The weakening or strengthening of a particular currency can have a positive or negative effect on payroll expenditure.
01 Nov 2022

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

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

[Tax Corner] Auto-enrolment for globally mobile employees [Tax Corner] Auto-enrolment for globally mobile employees

Before we look at the position for globally mobile employees, let’s recap first on the core rules for all employees.  
31 May 2022