EMEA

[Greece] Price hikes put pressure on minimum wage [Greece] Price hikes put pressure on minimum wage

The erosion of purchasing power led to a 20 per cent decrease in turnover during the holiday season, in comparison...
11 Jan 2022

[Hungary] Minimum wage increase boosts benefits [Hungary] Minimum wage increase boosts benefits

The state secretary explained that several benefits and subsidies are linked to the guaranteed minimum wage.
11 Jan 2022

[France] Payfit achieves unicorn status following €254m Series E round [France] Payfit achieves unicorn status following €254m Series E round

Previous investors Eurazeo Growth, BPI France and Accel reportedly participated in the latest round alongside new investor General Atlantic.
10 Jan 2022

APAC

[Myanmar] Economic crisis threatens minimum wage [Myanmar] Economic crisis threatens minimum wage

News has leaked that the wage rate will drop to 3,600 kyat as a result of the outflow of foreign...
10 Jan 2022

[Sri Lanka] 35% decline in number of registered taxpayers [Sri Lanka] 35% decline in number of registered taxpayers

On January 1, 2020, the mandatory PAYE Tax on employment receipts to any resident or non-resident person was removed.
06 Jan 2022

[South Korea] 5.1% minimum wage increase for 2022 [South Korea] 5.1% minimum wage increase for 2022

The increase means the average minimum wage worker will now earn around $1,600 a month.
04 Jan 2022

AFRICA

[Egypt] Meeza cards replace payroll cards for 4.3m state employees [Egypt] Meeza cards replace payroll cards for 4.3m state employees

Meeza is Egypt’s national payment system and part of the government’s strategy geared towards digital transformation and financial inclusion.
11 Jan 2022

[Nigeria] Multiple entries of more than 1,000 names on government payroll [Nigeria] Multiple entries of more than 1,000 names on government payroll

Other agencies found with significant instances of name repetition reportedly included the Nigeria Police Force.
05 Jan 2022

[Egypt] From January minimum wage will apply to private sector for first time [Egypt] From January minimum wage will apply to private sector for first time

Businesses that were struggling from the economic pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic were granted some flexibility to recover.
23 Dec 2021

AMERICAS

[Canada] Legislative changes for January 2022 [Canada] Legislative changes for January 2022

From January 1, 2022, employees in British Columbia have access to five paid sick days per year.
07 Jan 2022

[US] McDonald’s workers win back jobs in COVID layoff case [US] McDonald’s workers win back jobs in COVID layoff case

The workers had participated in a public union campaign prior to the pandemic.
07 Jan 2022

[US] Workers reveal their true salaries [US] Workers reveal their true salaries

"I’m a mailman for the inner city. I make $70,100 and with overtime, I took home $150,000."
04 Jan 2022

MIDDLE EAST

[UAE] COVID sick leave and working from home under new labour law [UAE] COVID sick leave and working from home under new labour law

It is mandated by the authorities for all citizens and residents of the Emirate of Dubai to isolate for at...
10 Jan 2022

[UAE] Key points of new decree-law governing work relations [UAE] Key points of new decree-law governing work relations

The rights of all UAE employees are also specified in the decree-law with respect to wages and end-of-service gratuity.
16 Dec 2021

[Kuwait] Expats over 60 could lose access to bank accounts [Kuwait] Expats over 60 could lose access to bank accounts

Customers in this category will have no access to their personal bank accounts and will be unable to make deposits...
15 Dec 2021

GLOBAL

[Global] DeVere Group responds to expats’ pension loss claims [Global] DeVere Group responds to expats’ pension loss claims

In some cases, investors were reportedly left trying to track down their savings by following a trail of accounts held...
09 Dec 2021

[Global] Multiple reports of Chinese firms exploiting workers overseas [Global] Multiple reports of Chinese firms exploiting workers overseas

Disputes between Chinese companies and the local workers they hire have become a constant theme in these China-backed projects.
07 Dec 2021

[Global] Employers must stop asking women their salary history [Global] Employers must stop asking women their salary history

The Fawcett Society's found that 61 per cent of women feel less confident about negotiating a higher salary after they've...
23 Nov 2021

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

A look back at 2021 and reflections on the future A look back at 2021 and reflections on the future

In the early part of the year, the first big change in employment tax was the overhaul of IR35.
20 Dec 2021

Working from home overseas again: what does this mean for employer compliance? Working from home overseas again: what does this mean for employer compliance?

From a UK payroll perspective, employees should continue as normal, at least in the short term.
13 Dec 2021

Global mobility: what you need to know about tax and pension contributions Global mobility: what you need to know about tax and pension contributions

Whilst there is substantial variation in the specific rules, there are key commonalities from country to country when it comes...
07 Dec 2021