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New York introduces payroll tax system to bypass federal tax reform

New York introduces payroll tax system to bypass federal tax reform New York introduces payroll tax system to bypass federal tax reform

17 Oct 2018
The scheme allows employers to pay staff taxes on their behalf, before claiming back the full amount.

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UK Chancellor debates whether to increase income tax

UK Chancellor debates whether to increase income tax UK Chancellor debates whether to increase income tax

17 Oct 2018
But many Conservative MPs are unhappy at the suggestion as it would break a Party election pledge.
Irish government still ‘some way off’ achieving minimum wage commitments

Irish government still ‘some way off’ achieving minimum wage commitments Irish government still ‘some way off’ achieving minimum wage commitments

16 Oct 2018
Finance Minister lays out other taxation and tax credit changes in his maiden Budget speech.
US gender pay gap made worse by bonus disparities

US gender pay gap made worse by bonus disparities US gender pay gap made worse by bonus disparities

16 Oct 2018
While both genders are generally paid the same initially, six years on bonuses are making a big difference.

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Making friends with payroll metrics

Making friends with payroll metrics Making friends with payroll metrics

02 Oct 2018
Metrics can help payroll professionals both demonstrate their value and undertake continuous process improvement.
How to get risk management right

How to get risk management right How to get risk management right

05 Sep 2018
Despite the effort being put into tackling the issue, it all too often fails to translate into positive business outcomes.
Creating a successful shared services centre for global payroll

Creating a successful shared services centre for global payroll Creating a successful shared services centre for global payroll

15 Aug 2018
Shared service centres can provide value for money – but there are a number of challenges too.

Technology >

Could blockchain restore confidence in employer pensions?

Could blockchain restore confidence in employer pensions? Could blockchain restore confidence in employer pensions?

16 Oct 2018
The median US worker has no retirement savings, partly due to a lack of faith in the pensions system.
How to ensure a successful payroll system implementation

How to ensure a successful payroll system implementation How to ensure a successful payroll system implementation

19 Sep 2018
Rolling out a payroll system is worth taking time over as it is rarely as easy as it seems.
What could blockchain mean for global payroll?

What could blockchain mean for global payroll? What could blockchain mean for global payroll?

09 Aug 2018
Although best known for its use with cryptocurrencies, the technology has a lot of potential elsewhere too.

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What does China's revamp of its social security system mean for employers?

What does China's revamp of its social security system mean for employers? What does China's revamp of its social security system mean for employers?

18 Oct 2018
From 2019, a single tax bureau will take over responsibility for social insurance, replacing regional HR bureaux.
Ask the Expert: UK Tax-Free versus Employer-Supported Childcare?

Ask the Expert: UK Tax-Free versus Employer-Supported Childcare? Ask the Expert: UK Tax-Free versus Employer-Supported Childcare?

17 Oct 2018
The closure of Employer Supported Childcare schemes has raised lots of questions for payroll.
Understanding payroll in Chile

Understanding payroll in Chile Understanding payroll in Chile

15 Oct 2018
Here are some tips for ensuring you get your payroll activities right in this important South American country.

Professional development >

Understanding the scourge of workplace mental illness

Understanding the scourge of workplace mental illness Understanding the scourge of workplace mental illness

10 Oct 2018
To mark World Mental Health Day, we explore the repercussions of poor mental health at work.
The importance of employee financial wellbeing

The importance of employee financial wellbeing The importance of employee financial wellbeing

25 Sep 2018
Financial distress costs staff and employers dearly so here are some suggestions on what to do.
Tackling the curse of presenteeism

Tackling the curse of presenteeism Tackling the curse of presenteeism

11 Sep 2018
Turning up to work when ill is a more common problem than supposed, but it is costing employers dearly.

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European regulators to take first GDPR action by year’s end 

European regulators to take first GDPR action by year’s end  European regulators to take first GDPR action by year’s end 

18 Oct 2018
Enforcers have to date been deluged with complaints about infringements and queries for clarification.
Zurich Insurance offers North American employers GDPR cover

Zurich Insurance offers North American employers GDPR cover Zurich Insurance offers North American employers GDPR cover

12 Oct 2018
The new policy covers many of the costs associated with enforcement of the GDPR.
Nielsen sued for alleged inaccurate statements on GDPR readiness

Nielsen sued for alleged inaccurate statements on GDPR readiness Nielsen sued for alleged inaccurate statements on GDPR readiness

12 Sep 2018
The complainant claims the company “intentionally made false and misleading statements” relating to compliance.

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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.
In conversation with Richard Limpkin, chief operating officer of Immedis

In conversation with Richard Limpkin, chief operating officer of Immedis In conversation with Richard Limpkin, chief operating officer of Immedis

10 Aug 2018
He shares everything from his tips for career success to what the next global payroll trends are likely to be....
GPA Awards 2018: Who were the lucky winners in Lisbon?

GPA Awards 2018: Who were the lucky winners in Lisbon? GPA Awards 2018: Who were the lucky winners in Lisbon?

11 Jun 2018
The glittering event was held at the Estufa Fria greenhouse and gardens in the heart of the Portuguese capital.

Book reviews >

Leading with emotional courage

Leading with emotional courage Leading with emotional courage

05 Oct 2018
The title of chapter 30 “Sometimes it’s better to say less” sums this book up nicely. 
Kindness in Leadership

Kindness in Leadership Kindness in Leadership

29 Aug 2018
This book provides a new slant on the topic of culture - and to great success.
The Power of Company Culture

The Power of Company Culture The Power of Company Culture

31 Jul 2018
The book outlines seven pillars on which to build cultural success and explores each using case studies.