EMEA

[UK] The way workers call in sick changed today [UK] The way workers call in sick changed today

New rules, effective from today (July 1) mean nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists and physiotherapists can all legally write sick notes.
01 Jul 2022

[UK] Half a million benefit claimants secured jobs in under 6 months [UK] Half a million benefit claimants secured jobs in under 6 months

Unemployment now stands at an almost 50-year low with 627,000 more people in payroll employment compared to pre-pandemic levels.
01 Jul 2022

[Jersey] Proposal to increase minimum wage to £10 [Jersey] Proposal to increase minimum wage to £10

Deputy Mézec’s proposition calls for the minimum wage - currently standing at £9.22 per hour - to rise to £10...
29 Jun 2022

APAC

[Malaysia] Legislation on FWAs should not be imposed on employers [Malaysia] Legislation on FWAs should not be imposed on employers

Minister Awang had previously reiterated that FWAs should be allowed for employees as part of the latest amendment to Malaysia's Employment Act...
29 Jun 2022

[Hong Kong] Bill to abolish severance and long service payment offsetting arrangements [Hong Kong] Bill to abolish severance and long service payment offsetting arrangements

The Amendment Bill has now passed and will prohibit employers from adopting the offsetting arrangement, starting from the Transition Date.
16 Jun 2022

AFRICA

[South Africa] Call for labour law compliance in agriculture sector [South Africa] Call for labour law compliance in agriculture sector

The department hosted an agriculture sector seminar in Hoedspruit, Limpopo, on the subject, 'Paying the National Minimum Wage is the...
28 Jun 2022

[Nigeria] Salaries suspended for civil servants found falsifying age [Nigeria] Salaries suspended for civil servants found falsifying age

So far the Federal Government-backed IPPIS has exposed and eliminated about 70,000 ghost workers in the civil service system.
27 Jun 2022

[Egypt] Payroll system for administrative authorities to be digitalised by end of year [Egypt] Payroll system for administrative authorities to be digitalised by end of year

In addition, the minister said that the new system would offer new guarantees for employees in Egypt and would unify...
13 May 2022

AMERICAS

[Chile] Man paid 286 times his salary resigns and vanishes [Chile] Man paid 286 times his salary resigns and vanishes

The company was supposed to pay the employee a total of 500,000 pesos (around £450) - his usual monthly salary...
01 Jul 2022

[Guyana] 36% minimum wage increase takes effect July 1 [Guyana] 36% minimum wage increase takes effect July 1

A government statement said the increase has been officially gazetted and has now been signed by the Minister of Labour, Joseph...
30 Jun 2022

[US] Ban on cotton from forced Uyghur labour takes effect [US] Ban on cotton from forced Uyghur labour takes effect

The fashion industry will be hit particularly hard by the new law. About 20 per cent of the world’s cotton...
22 Jun 2022

MIDDLE EAST

[Qatar] Ramco Systems to enhance HR and payroll systems for Al Faisal [Qatar] Ramco Systems to enhance HR and payroll systems for Al Faisal

With modules for payroll, core HR, employee benefits and time & attendance, Al Faisal Holding will also leverage Ramco's self-explaining...
30 Jun 2022

[Saudi Arabia] Penalties for employing domestic workers for commercial activities [Saudi Arabia] Penalties for employing domestic workers for commercial activities

Using the services of domestic workers for commercial activities is considered a violation of the law.
15 Jun 2022

Papaya Global joins UAE-IL Tech Zone's unicorns and growth startups tour Papaya Global joins UAE-IL Tech Zone's unicorns and growth startups tour

Papaya Global's AI-powered automated compliance and accuracy engine will help companies better leverage real-time payroll data for strategic decision-making.
14 Jun 2022

GLOBAL

[Global] Labour abuses at ‘record’ level according to world unions [Global] Labour abuses at ‘record’ level according to world unions

The Middle East and North Africa remains the worst region for workers in the world, according to ITUC.
30 Jun 2022

[Global] Comma and KeyPay launch open banking payroll system [Global] Comma and KeyPay launch open banking payroll system

By embedding an open banking payment journey, KeyPay is able to offer a full end-to-end payroll and workforce management solution...
24 Jun 2022

[Global] Tech unicorn Deel enters public offer to acquire PayGroup [Global] Tech unicorn Deel enters public offer to acquire PayGroup

PayGroup has close to 400 team members across Asia who will be joining Deel. It processes roughly $11 billion in...
23 Jun 2022

CONTRIBUTED ARTICLES

[UK] Pivotal challenges that defined work in 2021 and shaped what's to come in 2022 [UK] Pivotal challenges that defined work in 2021 and shaped what's to come in 2022

How and where work gets done has been permanently redefined, and it is now up to businesses to adapt to...
04 Feb 2022

How Payroll can Influence the Success of Organizational Global Expansion How Payroll can Influence the Success of Organizational Global Expansion

While this is excellent news for business and job seekers, it can present some challenges for those responsible for managing...
27 Jan 2022

The good and the bad of ‘the great resignation’ The good and the bad of ‘the great resignation’

In the US, 4.3 million workers (2.9 per cent of the national workforce) left their jobs in August 2021.
20 Jan 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

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