EMEA

[UK] Employers can step up with workplace menopause protection policies [UK] Employers can step up with workplace menopause protection policies

The government also failed to respond to calls for a large-scale pilot of menopause leave, a move which has led...
26 Jan 2023

[UK] Proposal to make menopause an Equality Act ‘protected characteristic’ blocked [UK] Proposal to make menopause an Equality Act ‘protected characteristic’ blocked

Protected characteristics are a specific set of characteristics that it is illegal to discriminate against.
26 Jan 2023

[Isle of Man] Progress in plans to introduce shared parental leave [Isle of Man] Progress in plans to introduce shared parental leave

In a public consultation, 94 per cent of the 376 respondents backed the move and a Tynwald committee has called for...
26 Jan 2023

APAC

[South Korea] Citizens becoming ‘more receptive’ to migrant workers [South Korea] Citizens becoming ‘more receptive’ to migrant workers

Only around 37.3 per cent of the respondents objected to the need for migrant workers in the country at all.
20 Jan 2023

[Indonesia] ‘Golden visa’ will roll out red carpet for talented foreigners [Indonesia] ‘Golden visa’ will roll out red carpet for talented foreigners

A Golden Visa will be specifically given to foreigners with skills in the digital, health, and investment fields.
20 Jan 2023

[Australia] End approaching for Plutus Payroll trial [Australia] End approaching for Plutus Payroll trial

Plutus Payroll had allegedly been funnelling wage payments through several sub-contracted ‘second-tier’ companies.
18 Jan 2023

AFRICA

[Sierra Leone] Landmark law to protect women’s rights [Sierra Leone] Landmark law to protect women’s rights

30 per cent of government and private sector jobs in the country will be reserved for women under the new...
24 Jan 2023

[South Africa] 5 payroll trends for 2023 and beyond [South Africa] 5 payroll trends for 2023 and beyond

SARS’ ambitious Vision 2024 envisages dispensing with filing season in favour of a more real-time approach to personal tax.
20 Jan 2023

[Nigeria] Massive payroll fraud discovered in Presidential Amnesty Programme [Nigeria] Massive payroll fraud discovered in Presidential Amnesty Programme

The programme’s stated objective is to mitigate youth restiveness and stabilise, consolidate and sustain security conditions in the Niger Delta...
28 Nov 2022

AMERICAS

[US] On-demand pay platform DailyPay receives $260m capital injection [US] On-demand pay platform DailyPay receives $260m capital injection

The capital injection is split, $100m from Barclays, $60m through Angelo Gordon and $100m in term loan funding from SVB.
26 Jan 2023

[Chicago] Former Art Institute payroll manager indicted for $2m theft [Chicago] Former Art Institute payroll manager indicted for $2m theft

Mr Maurello disguised the payments to himself by designating the funds in the payroll system to other or former employees,...
20 Jan 2023

MIDDLE EAST

[Kuwait] 1,875 expat teachers’ contracts will be terminated by end of academic year [Kuwait] 1,875 expat teachers’ contracts will be terminated by end of academic year

Kuwait has intensified its efforts to create job opportunities for its citizens in recent years and to replace foreign employees.
17 Jan 2023

[Jordan] Unemployment rate at highest among graduates [Jordan] Unemployment rate at highest among graduates

There was not a high number of expatriate workers applying for work permits as a result of the high fees...
10 Jan 2023

[UAE] Dubai scraps 30% alcohol tax [UAE] Dubai scraps 30% alcohol tax

Two major retailers in the city, located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have already announced price reductions to reflect...
03 Jan 2023

GLOBAL

[Global] Google parent Alphabet cuts 6% of workforce [Global] Google parent Alphabet cuts 6% of workforce

Alphabet’s announcement means that four out of the five so-called “big tech” firms have now announced significant redundancies in the...
25 Jan 2023

[Global] Deel launches new full-stack platform [Global] Deel launches new full-stack platform

News of the launch comes as Deel hits $295 million annual recurring revenue (ARR) at a $12 billion valuation.
24 Jan 2023

[Global] Microsoft to cut thousands of jobs including HR roles [Global] Microsoft to cut thousands of jobs including HR roles

The move by Microsoft is a potential sign that the tech sector may continue to shed jobs.
20 Jan 2023

CONTRIBUTED ARTICLES

Why the resignation of Twitter's entire payroll department matters Why the resignation of Twitter's entire payroll department matters

Without payroll, everything falls apart. Fast. Payroll is the steady heartbeat of every business.
28 Nov 2022

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

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