EMEA

[UK] Calls for two weeks paid bereavement leave [UK] Calls for two weeks paid bereavement leave

In the UK there is no current legal requirement for employers to grant bereavement leave, with the exception of parents...
18 Jan 2021

[UK] Workers’ rights at risk from post-Brexit overhaul package [UK] Workers’ rights at risk from post-Brexit overhaul package

Workers' rights and protections previously enshrined in EU law, like the 48-hour week, will be put at risk by UK...
18 Jan 2021

[UK] Ahead of IR35 52% of contractors yet to have tax status assessed [UK] Ahead of IR35 52% of contractors yet to have tax status assessed

A study has found that over half of the UK employers who use contractors remain unprepared for the changes to...
14 Jan 2021

APAC

[Australia] 2021 employment law proposals [Australia] 2021 employment law proposals

2021 will be a significant year for employment law changes in Australia as there are a number of wide-ranging proposals...
14 Jan 2021

[China] Young employees in ‘silent rebellion’ against work culture [China] Young employees in ‘silent rebellion’ against work culture

Members of China’s Generation Z are reportedly setting their own rules in the workplace by encouraging a growing philosophy of...
06 Jan 2021

[Pakistan] Government will lower tax for expats [Pakistan] Government will lower tax for expats

Pakistan’s federal government may soon put into effect another presidential ordinance granting income tax concessions to local and overseas Pakistanis on...
05 Jan 2021

AFRICA

[Egypt] First phase of unified automated tax system launch announced [Egypt] First phase of unified automated tax system launch announced

On January 3, Mohamed Maait - Egypt’s Minister of Finance - announced the launch of the first phase of the...
05 Jan 2021

[South Africa] New bill will limit hiring of foreign workers [South Africa] New bill will limit hiring of foreign workers

Liezl Van der Merwe of South Africa’s Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has announced plans to bring a private member’s bill...
15 Dec 2020

[New York] Teachers who refuse COVID-19 test will be removed from payroll [New York] Teachers who refuse COVID-19 test will be removed from payroll

On December 4, New York’s city Department of Education posted an internal rule for members of the United Federation of...
11 Dec 2020

AMERICAS

[Washington DC] Noncompete agreements banned [Washington DC] Noncompete agreements banned

Mayor Muriel Bowser has moved Washington, DC one step closer to implementing the broadest ban on noncompetition agreements in the country.
18 Jan 2021

[US] Final rule clarifying independent contractor status [US] Final rule clarifying independent contractor status

On January 6, 2021, the Department of Labor (Department) announced a final rule clarifying the standard for employee versus independent...
08 Jan 2021

MIDDLE EAST

[Saudi Arabia] Major changes to labour law considered [Saudi Arabia] Major changes to labour law considered

According to local media reports, Saudi Arabia is considering major amendments to its labour laws, changes which will mean better...
14 Jan 2021

[Saudi Arabia] Minimum wage will apply to all new and existing workers [Saudi Arabia] Minimum wage will apply to all new and existing workers

The decision to raise the minimum wage for Saudis from SAR 3,000 ($800) to SAR 4,000 ($1,066) will apply to...
03 Dec 2020

[Kuwait] 60 year old expats are banned from renewing work and residency permits [Kuwait] 60 year old expats are banned from renewing work and residency permits

From January 1, Kuwait will begin to implement a decision banning the renewal of work and residency permits for expatriates...
25 Nov 2020

GLOBAL

Considering the benefits of paying wages with cryptocurrency Considering the benefits of paying wages with cryptocurrency

The use of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is reportedly on the rise and as their popularity grows employers might begin...
13 Jan 2021

[Global] Immedis secures $50m investment from Lead Edge Capital [Global] Immedis secures $50m investment from Lead Edge Capital

Leading consolidated global payroll solutions company Immedis today announced that it has secured a $50m strategic investment from Lead Edge Capital.
07 Dec 2020

[US] Google employees will continue to work remotely until at least July 2021 [US] Google employees will continue to work remotely until at least July 2021

Google intends to continue remote working for 200,000 of its full-time and contract employees until July 2021 at a minimum....
27 Jul 2020

CONTRIBUTED ARTICLES

6 benefits to streamlined international payroll 6 benefits to streamlined international payroll

Implementing an international payroll provider can help streamline payments in a time when automation is key.
13 Jan 2021

[UK] Payroll’s part in the vaccine rollout [UK] Payroll’s part in the vaccine rollout

Individual payroll departments are set to process thousands of new starters. So, how can payroll prepare for this? 
13 Jan 2021

Sending workers to Sweden: updated regulations Sending workers to Sweden: updated regulations

If you are considering sending workers to Sweden, now is the time to look through your payroll processes.
13 Jan 2021

COVID-19

[Covid-19] Update: Singapore [Covid-19] Update: Singapore

The Singapore Ministry of Finance announced that The Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) has been extended by up to 7 months,...
24 Aug 2020

Covid-19 Update: United Kingdom Covid-19 Update: United Kingdom

CJRS The Next Chapter - What you need to know 
22 Jun 2020

IKEA intends to repay furlough scheme payments IKEA intends to repay furlough scheme payments

Global home furnishing brand IKEA has said it intends to repay furlough scheme salaries paid by governments around the world....
16 Jun 2020

TAX CORNER

[Expat corner] HMRC ‘special treatment’ for expats stranded in UK by coronavirus [Expat corner] HMRC ‘special treatment’ for expats stranded in UK by coronavirus

HMRC said in a guidance note that it will treat as "exceptional circumstances" people quarantined or self-isolating in the UK,...
25 Mar 2020

[Expat corner] Budget 2020: attracting talent to the UK [Expat corner] Budget 2020: attracting talent to the UK

The UK has been through what feels like an interminable period of naval gazing. Now that the Brexit decision is...
10 Mar 2020

[Tax Corner] Brexit latest for employers [Tax Corner] Brexit latest for employers

The UK ceased to be a member of the European Union on January 31, 2020, and has entered a transitional...
17 Feb 2020