EMEA

[UK] Two-thirds of dads still don’t take paternity leave [UK] Two-thirds of dads still don’t take paternity leave

HMRC figures suggest that two-thirds of men are still not taking paternity leave. Only 208,000 fathers claimed paternity pay last...
07 Aug 2020

[UK] Workers resent colleagues continuing to work from home [UK] Workers resent colleagues continuing to work from home

HR experts reveal that employees who have fought to continue attending their workplace through the COVID-19 pandemic are resentful of...
05 Aug 2020

[UK] Pimlico Plumbers fires staff refusing to return to work [UK] Pimlico Plumbers fires staff refusing to return to work

Charlie Mullins - the millionaire boss of Pimlico Plumbers - has fired staff who refused to return to work following...
04 Aug 2020

APAC

[Vietnam] Pandemic entry procedures for foreign employees [Vietnam] Pandemic entry procedures for foreign employees

Vietnam’s government, however, has allowed diplomats, officials, business experts, managers, highly skilled workers, and students to come to Vietnam provided...
06 Aug 2020

[Korea] Seoul mayor’s death prompts push to improve sexual harassment laws [Korea] Seoul mayor’s death prompts push to improve sexual harassment laws

In July 2019, Korea made huge progress by enacting the Workplace Anti-Bullying Law, after a six-month trial period. An amendment...
31 Jul 2020

[Bangladesh] Grameenphone gives Tk 300m to labour welfare fund [Bangladesh] Grameenphone gives Tk 300m to labour welfare fund

On July 26 mobile telecommunications operator Grameenphone contributed Tk 300 million to the Bangladesh Labour Welfare Foundation Fund, according to...
29 Jul 2020

AFRICA

[Niger] Fraud in civil service 11,000 ghost workers discovered [Niger] Fraud in civil service 11,000 ghost workers discovered

Large scale fraud has been uncovered in the Niger civil service as 11,000 civil servants were revealed to be ghost...
07 Jul 2020

[Tunisia] Mandatory quarantine for expats at an end [Tunisia] Mandatory quarantine for expats at an end

Tunisia has announced an end to the mandatory quarantine, in hotels at their own expense, for Tunisians returning from abroad....
22 Jun 2020

[Uganda] Proposed stimulus measures do not go far enough [Uganda] Proposed stimulus measures do not go far enough

On June 4 in his State of the Nation address, President Museveni outlined measures that his government will implement to...
16 Jun 2020

AMERICAS

[US] The first wave of COVID-19 workplace lawsuits has begun [US] The first wave of COVID-19 workplace lawsuits has begun

Major employers across the US are dealing with a wave of lawsuits filed by workers claiming they contracted COVID-19 due...
05 Aug 2020

[California] Corona overpaid $540K overtime to city employees in 2019 [California] Corona overpaid $540K overtime to city employees in 2019

The city of Corona overpaid employees by about $540,000 for overtime work in the last fiscal year because of an...
05 Aug 2020

[Virginia] Complying with COVID-19 workplace regulations [Virginia] Complying with COVID-19 workplace regulations

In May 2020, Governor Ralph Northam issued Executive Order 63 directing the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board to create...
04 Aug 2020

MIDDLE EAST

[Bahrain] Government will pay 50% of private-sector employee wages [Bahrain] Government will pay 50% of private-sector employee wages

The Cabinet has approved a proposal for Bahrain’s government to pay 50 per cent of the salaries of insured Bahrainis...
14 Jul 2020

[UAE] British expats return home as pandemic hurts UAE economy [UAE] British expats return home as pandemic hurts UAE economy

Many British expatriates in the UAE, left without jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, have been selling their...
02 Jul 2020

[Cairo] Stranded Egyptian expats repatriated by exceptional flights [Cairo] Stranded Egyptian expats repatriated by exceptional flights

On June 28, Cairo International Airport received four exceptional flights which returned 395 Egyptian expatriates home after measures to stop...
30 Jun 2020

GLOBAL

[US] Google employees will continue to work remotely until at least July 2021 [US] Google employees will continue to work remotely until at least July 2021

Google intends to continue remote working for 200,000 of its full-time and contract employees until July 2021 at a minimum....
27 Jul 2020

CONTRIBUTED ARTICLES

[China] How the Tax System is Organised [China] How the Tax System is Organised

Because China has an idiosyncratic business environment, which is significantly different to Europe or North America, business leaders need to...
06 Aug 2020

[Philippines] New Economic Zones to Attract Foreign Investment [Philippines] New Economic Zones to Attract Foreign Investment

In June 2020, the Philippines announced the approval of 12 new economic zones, which will be managed by the Philippine...
04 Aug 2020

[India] Conducting due diligence: a short guide for foreign investors [India] Conducting due diligence: a short guide for foreign investors

Due diligence refers to the analysis done by investors before an acquisition, investment, or a partnership in order to identify...
31 Jul 2020

COVID-19

Covid-19 Update: United Kingdom Covid-19 Update: United Kingdom

CJRS The Next Chapter - What you need to know 
22 Jun 2020

IKEA intends to repay furlough scheme payments IKEA intends to repay furlough scheme payments

Global home furnishing brand IKEA has said it intends to repay furlough scheme salaries paid by governments around the world....
16 Jun 2020

TAX CORNER

[Expat corner] HMRC ‘special treatment’ for expats stranded in UK by coronavirus [Expat corner] HMRC ‘special treatment’ for expats stranded in UK by coronavirus

HMRC said in a guidance note that it will treat as "exceptional circumstances" people quarantined or self-isolating in the UK,...
25 Mar 2020

[Expat corner] Budget 2020: attracting talent to the UK [Expat corner] Budget 2020: attracting talent to the UK

The UK has been through what feels like an interminable period of naval gazing. Now that the Brexit decision is...
10 Mar 2020

[Tax Corner] Brexit latest for employers [Tax Corner] Brexit latest for employers

The UK ceased to be a member of the European Union on January 31, 2020, and has entered a transitional...
17 Feb 2020