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[China] Shanghai's minimum wage increase takes effect

[China] Shanghai's minimum wage increase takes effect [China] Shanghai's minimum wage increase takes effect

18 Apr 2019
Shanghai’s minimum wage increase takes effect from April 1 2019
[Ireland] Crackdown on false self-employment will hurt economy

[Ireland] Crackdown on false self-employment will hurt economy [Ireland] Crackdown on false self-employment will hurt economy

11 Apr 2019
Legislation to fight the issue of false self-employment has harsh penalties which will hurt the economy, The Irish Times, reports.

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[Nigeria] 50% VAT Increase to pay new minimum wage

[Nigeria] 50% VAT Increase to pay new minimum wage [Nigeria] 50% VAT Increase to pay new minimum wage

11 Apr 2019
VAT will increase by 50 per cent in order to cover Nigeria’s new national minimum wage
[UK] Reporting payroll when the normal payday falls on a non-banking day

[UK] Reporting payroll when the normal payday falls on a non-banking day [UK] Reporting payroll when the normal payday falls on a non-banking day

09 Apr 2019
HMRC’s Employer Bulletin will be issued mid-April but ahead of this they have asked professional bodies to share this important...
[Japan] Dramatic labour law reform take effect

[Japan] Dramatic labour law reform take effect [Japan] Dramatic labour law reform take effect

09 Apr 2019
Dramatic changes are taking effect in Japan to address the dangers of overworking

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[UK] What US expats in UK must know before April tax year end

[UK] What US expats in UK must know before April tax year end [UK] What US expats in UK must know before April tax year end

01 Apr 2019
The US tax year has ended but for US citizens living in the UK, April 5 is an important deadline...
Get international employments and deployments right

Get international employments and deployments right Get international employments and deployments right

22 Mar 2019
Many payroll specialists dread having to deal with international employments. For example, when the employee works for a UK employer...
How to support employees with money worries

How to support employees with money worries How to support employees with money worries

11 Mar 2019
Last year, it was recorded that household debt in the UK was ‘worse than at any time on record’. The average total debt...

Technology >

Reaching every worker: How to evolve employee engagement

Reaching every worker: How to evolve employee engagement Reaching every worker: How to evolve employee engagement

08 Apr 2019
Eighty per cent of the global workforce are ‘deskless’. No corporate email. No Office 365 account. Employees have customer type expectations.
What the History of RPA Technology Says About its Future

What the History of RPA Technology Says About its Future What the History of RPA Technology Says About its Future

28 Mar 2019
Great things have been predicted for the future of Robotic Process Automation, with experts claiming that such technology could have...
Making payroll simpler for SMEs

Making payroll simpler for SMEs Making payroll simpler for SMEs

19 Mar 2019
Sage Salary and Supplier Payments, powered by Modulr, will help SMEs save time and money processing payroll and invoice payments....

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[UK] HMRC enters 'controlled go-live' phase for dynamic tax code update

[UK] HMRC enters 'controlled go-live' phase for dynamic tax code update [UK] HMRC enters 'controlled go-live' phase for dynamic tax code update

11 Apr 2019
HM Revenue and Customs is progressing the long awaited dynamic tax code issue project on Monday 15 April 2019 with...
[UK] HMRC Manuals and Documents Updated

[UK] HMRC Manuals and Documents Updated [UK] HMRC Manuals and Documents Updated

12 Mar 2019
The Global Payroll Association attempts to bring to your attention the latest and most up to date HMRC manuals and...
Keeping on top of employment contracts in the ASEAN

Keeping on top of employment contracts in the ASEAN Keeping on top of employment contracts in the ASEAN

18 Feb 2019
We focus on five key countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

Professional development >

How learning the art of persuasion can help you progress in your career

How learning the art of persuasion can help you progress in your career How learning the art of persuasion can help you progress in your career

11 Feb 2019
In essence, it all boils down to the ethos, pathos & logos described by ancient Greek philosophers.
Five things to think about when creating a succession plan

Five things to think about when creating a succession plan Five things to think about when creating a succession plan

28 Jan 2019
Too few employers have any succession plan in place – and of those that do, most are incomplete.
How to ensure health and wellness in a multi-generational workforce

How to ensure health and wellness in a multi-generational workforce How to ensure health and wellness in a multi-generational workforce

17 Jan 2019
The secret, it seems, is finding an approach that works for everyone – no matter what their age.

GDPR >

Over 59,000 data breaches reported in Europe since GDPR

Over 59,000 data breaches reported in Europe since GDPR Over 59,000 data breaches reported in Europe since GDPR

18 Feb 2019
Although few organisations have been subjected to fines so far, the number is expected to increase heavily this year.
Corporate Christmas cards at risk under GDPR

Corporate Christmas cards at risk under GDPR Corporate Christmas cards at risk under GDPR

18 Dec 2018
The European Union’s data protection regulations means that companies need permission to indulge in festive cheer.

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Payzaar’s CEO Marc-Oliver Fiedler: How tech is changing payroll

Payzaar’s CEO Marc-Oliver Fiedler: How tech is changing payroll Payzaar’s CEO Marc-Oliver Fiedler: How tech is changing payroll

20 Mar 2019
Marc-Oliver Fiedler is the co-founder and CEO of Irish global payroll platform start-up, Payzaar. He shares his views of the...
Founding member of UK’s IReeN payroll user group passes away

Founding member of UK’s IReeN payroll user group passes away Founding member of UK’s IReeN payroll user group passes away

11 Oct 2018
Martyn Faulkner leaves a legacy that, in various ways, have benefitted everyone in the UK payroll industry.

Book reviews >

How to Present to Absolutely Anyone

How to Present to Absolutely Anyone How to Present to Absolutely Anyone

06 Feb 2019
The author does a good job of making presentations feel do-able.
The Power of a Positive Team

The Power of a Positive Team The Power of a Positive Team

21 Dec 2018
The book, like its title, is all about positivity. Only sometimes it can go a bit far. 
Lean Six Sigma for Leaders

Lean Six Sigma for Leaders Lean Six Sigma for Leaders

05 Nov 2018
While the book appears to want to be about culture, the writers want it to be about process improvement.