EMEA

[Germany] Employment law and the partial legalisation of cannabis [Germany] Employment law and the partial legalisation of cannabis

As of April 1, 2024, adults aged 18 and over in Germany are generally permitted to consume cannabis.
05 Apr 2024

[UK] Holiday pay and entitlement changes [UK] Holiday pay and entitlement changes

Employers can now legally 'roll up' holiday pay into the basic pay rate for irregular-hours and part-year workers only. 
05 Apr 2024

[UK] McKinsey offers career coaching and 9 months pay if staff will leave [UK] McKinsey offers career coaching and 9 months pay if staff will leave

Managers for McKinsey's UK offices would be permitted to spend up to nine months looking for a new role rather...
04 Apr 2024

APAC

[Australia] 50% of employees expected to check email and apps outside work hours [Australia] 50% of employees expected to check email and apps outside work hours

In a recent survey, 56 per cent of employees said their employers expect them to check emails and work apps...
05 Apr 2024

[Australia] Two in five SMEs admit payroll errors [Australia] Two in five SMEs admit payroll errors

The data - from workplace management platform Rippling - highlights the compliance challenges facing local businesses.
25 Mar 2024

[Australia] Energy company WFH policy links attendance to performance [Australia] Energy company WFH policy links attendance to performance

AGL Energy joins competitors Origin and Suncorp with its introduction of a new working from home (WFH) policy linking office...
22 Mar 2024

AFRICA

[Nigeria] State government will probe bloated Cross River payroll [Nigeria] State government will probe bloated Cross River payroll

Dr Innocent Eteng - the state Head of Service (HoS) - announced the move at a press conference in Calabar...
28 Mar 2024

[Nigeria] Expatriate employment levy paused [Nigeria] Expatriate employment levy paused

President Bola Tinubu imposed the tax at the end of February, however, it was widely condemned.
12 Mar 2024

[Nigeria] Hope that new minimum wage will improve living standards [Nigeria] Hope that new minimum wage will improve living standards

The vice president asked members to submit their reports early as the current N30,000 minimum wage would expire at the...
06 Mar 2024

AMERICAS

[US] Check to partner with Wave for an extended payroll offering [US] Check to partner with Wave for an extended payroll offering

Wave - a one-stop money management platform for small business owners - supports more than 300,000 small businesses.
04 Apr 2024

[Canada] Happiness@Work Index finds workers less happy than a year ago [Canada] Happiness@Work Index finds workers less happy than a year ago

Secondary indicators reported a decrease compared to February and fell below levels registered in March 2-23.
29 Mar 2024

[Canada] Ceridian adds RBC Royal Bank to PRPP partner program [Canada] Ceridian adds RBC Royal Bank to PRPP partner program

PRPPs and VRSPs make it more affordable for small and mid-sized businesses to offer retirement savings programs to their employees.
15 Mar 2024

MIDDLE EAST

[Saudi Arabia] Fines of up to SR1 million for hiring workers without open roles [Saudi Arabia] Fines of up to SR1 million for hiring workers without open roles

The proposed draft law would see substantial fines ranging between SR200000 and SR1 million for employers found in violation.
25 Mar 2024

[Iran] Ramadan exacerbates cost of living struggle [Iran] Ramadan exacerbates cost of living struggle

The cost of living crisis pits a daily minimum wage of 250,000 tomans against expenses of 650,000 tomans for both...
19 Mar 2024

[UAE] Alpha Nero sets new standard with 70-day paid maternity leave policy [UAE] Alpha Nero sets new standard with 70-day paid maternity leave policy

Alpha Nero is the first manufacturing industry SME in the region to champion better working environments for women by extending...
27 Feb 2024

GLOBAL

[Global] Amazon removes remotely supervised ‘Just Walk Out’ grocery checkouts [Global] Amazon removes remotely supervised ‘Just Walk Out’ grocery checkouts

More than half of Amazon Fresh stores use Just Walk Out. The technology lets customers avoid checkouts by scanning a...
04 Apr 2024

[Global] Atlas announces new partnership with datascalehr [Global] Atlas announces new partnership with datascalehr

Through this partnership, Atlas will see a massive reduction in manual work, helping to eliminate the vast majority of data...
29 Mar 2024

[Global] Majority of businesses lack payroll transparency and visibility [Global] Majority of businesses lack payroll transparency and visibility

The new report found that 80 per cent of respondents are unable to use payroll reporting for informed decision-making.
22 Mar 2024

CONTRIBUTED ARTICLES

[GPA Podcast] Phoenixed: Inside Canada’s payroll disaster [GPA Podcast] Phoenixed: Inside Canada’s payroll disaster

When system failures hit the headlines, frontline workers may seem to be the most affected group but the truth is...
10 Apr 2024

Latest From The States: Payroll Provisions in U.S. Appropriations Law and More Latest From The States: Payroll Provisions in U.S. Appropriations Law and More

Some pieces of the 1,000-plus page legislation involve some nuanced Payroll issues, including a directive to the Internal Revenue Service...
03 Apr 2024

[Global] H.I.G. Capital to acquire Alight’s Payroll and Professional Services Business [Global] H.I.G. Capital to acquire Alight’s Payroll and Professional Services Business

The Payroll and Professional Services Business is a global provider of technology-enabled payroll, human capital management, and professional services.
21 Mar 2024

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