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EMEA

[UK] Cost of Christmas dinner has risen three times faster than wages in 2022 [UK] Cost of Christmas dinner has risen three times faster than wages in 2022

The costs of cranberry sauce and bread sauce have gone up by 33 per cent; six times faster than wages.  
05 Dec 2022

[Belarus] Payroll budget to increase by 16% [Belarus] Payroll budget to increase by 16%

"As we fill the budget revenues, we will see how much more we will be able to raise salaries,” the...
05 Dec 2022

[Ireland] Women’s National League receive professional contracts and minimum wage [Ireland] Women’s National League receive professional contracts and minimum wage

Until now, the WNL - which started in 2011 - has been entirely amateur, though some players have received expenses...
02 Dec 2022

APAC

[Philippines] Neobank Tonik acquires fintech TendoPay [Philippines] Neobank Tonik acquires fintech TendoPay

Greg Krasnov - Tonik founder and CEO - said the deal is a testament to Tonik’s “passion for accelerating financial...
06 Dec 2022

[Australia] Settlement reached over payroll hack [Australia] Settlement reached over payroll hack

Treasurer Stephen Mullighan announced that the government had this week reached a $1.75 million settlement with the company.
02 Dec 2022

[China] New women’s protection law: key takeaways for employers [China] New women’s protection law: key takeaways for employers

The new Women’s Protection Law makes more effort to eliminate gender bias in the hiring process.
30 Nov 2022

AFRICA

[Nigeria] Massive payroll fraud discovered in Presidential Amnesty Programme [Nigeria] Massive payroll fraud discovered in Presidential Amnesty Programme

The programme’s stated objective is to mitigate youth restiveness and stabilise, consolidate and sustain security conditions in the Niger Delta...
28 Nov 2022

[South Africa] Thousands of public workers strike after pay talks deadlock [South Africa] Thousands of public workers strike after pay talks deadlock

The work stoppage - which threatens to affect essential services -.was led by one of South Africa's largest labour unions.
25 Nov 2022

[South Africa] Western Cape employers failing to comply with labour law [South Africa] Western Cape employers failing to comply with labour law

Employers were not registering employees with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) when they commenced business.
21 Nov 2022

AMERICAS

[Canada] Nearly half a million in wages owed to employees paid with gift cards [Canada] Nearly half a million in wages owed to employees paid with gift cards

The company claimed that the gift cards "were never meant to be wages" and employees "were never intended to receive...
02 Dec 2022

[US] NLRB orders Starbucks to negotiate with union after violating labour law [US] NLRB orders Starbucks to negotiate with union after violating labour law

The Starbucks Reserve Roastery store officially voted to unionise in April and the election was certified by the NLRB in...
02 Dec 2022

[US] FTX will resume salary payments following its collapse [US] FTX will resume salary payments following its collapse

At the embattled crypto exchange's first bankruptcy hearing last week attorneys said FTX was run as a "personal fiefdom" of former CEO...
29 Nov 2022

MIDDLE EAST

[Jordan] Labour ministry launches awareness campaign for workers’ rights [Jordan] Labour ministry launches awareness campaign for workers’ rights

Under Article 70 of the Labor Law, working women are entitled to a total of 10 weeks of fully paid...
30 Nov 2022

[Saudi Arabia] Expat employee awarded SR180,000 compensation for illegal termination [Saudi Arabia] Expat employee awarded SR180,000 compensation for illegal termination

The Court of Appeal found that the employer sacked the employee without any valid reason and then submitted a malicious...
14 Nov 2022

[Kuwait] Citizens and expats employed in oil sector may sell leave days [Kuwait] Citizens and expats employed in oil sector may sell leave days

The number of workers in the oil sector who benefit from the sale of leave days ranges between 13,000 and...
08 Nov 2022

GLOBAL

[Global] ‘Striking’ drop in global wages leads UN to warn of social unrest [Global] ‘Striking’ drop in global wages leads UN to warn of social unrest

Lower-income groups have been hit particularly hard following significant wage losses during the pandemic.
02 Dec 2022

[Global] Comparison of annual leave entitlements [Global] Comparison of annual leave entitlements

Employees in the US have no statutory entitlement to annual leave at all. Leave entitlements are decided at the employer...
23 Nov 2022

[Global] EU criticises Qatari minister over workers’ rights violations [Global] EU criticises Qatari minister over workers’ rights violations

Miguel Urbán Crespo of the left group in the EU parliament called the forthcoming tournament a “World Cup bathed in...
18 Nov 2022

CONTRIBUTED ARTICLES

Why the resignation of Twitter's entire payroll department matters Why the resignation of Twitter's entire payroll department matters

Without payroll, everything falls apart. Fast. Payroll is the steady heartbeat of every business.
28 Nov 2022

The Autumn Statement: Six ‘Next Steps’ for employers The Autumn Statement: Six ‘Next Steps’ for employers

Now that we have some confidence as to the fiscal landscape in the coming years, I outline some initial thoughts...
18 Nov 2022

Workplace wellbeing and an international workforce Workplace wellbeing and an international workforce

Savvy organisations are taking on the issue of wellbeing because the correlation between happy workers and business success is clear.
04 Nov 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

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

[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