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EMEA

[UK and Ireland] Paycheck Plus acquired by IRIS Software [UK and Ireland] Paycheck Plus acquired by IRIS Software

With clients across Ireland, Britain, Europe and the USA, Paycheck has fast grown to be more than Ireland’s premier payroll...
11 May 2022

[UK] Full contents of the Queen’s Speech [UK] Full contents of the Queen’s Speech

Forthcoming legislation announced by Prince Charles included a new bill to tackle ‘illicit finance’, reduce economic crime and help businesses...
10 May 2022

[UK] Financial Conduct Authority staff begin unprecedented strike [UK] Financial Conduct Authority staff begin unprecedented strike

The Unite union said the strike follows months of refusals by the FCA to listen to its workforce.
06 May 2022

APAC

[New Zealand] More than 400 pandemic-related school staff resignations [New Zealand] More than 400 pandemic-related school staff resignations

A Cabinet paper said that the Ministry of Education had introduced a COVID-19 resignation category in its payroll data collection...
09 May 2022

[India] Payroll solutions and the automated world of the future [India] Payroll solutions and the automated world of the future

Here are the top 4 trends we can expect and the ways new age payroll solutions will be driving those...
27 Apr 2022

[India] Daily minimum wage raised in Jammu and Kashmir [India] Daily minimum wage raised in Jammu and Kashmir

This is an interim measure until the minimum wage rates are revised by the Labour and Employment Department.
27 Apr 2022

AFRICA

[South Sudan] Struggle to pay salaries as oil sales repay loans [South Sudan] Struggle to pay salaries as oil sales repay loans

Among the government employees demanding salary arrears are members of the security forces, doctors and nurses.
11 May 2022

[Kenya] President increases minimum wage for first time in 3 years [Kenya] President increases minimum wage for first time in 3 years

In common with other countries across the region, Kenyans are trying to cope with a surge in prices of commodities,...
03 May 2022

[South Africa] Critical skills shortage as workers go overseas [South Africa] Critical skills shortage as workers go overseas

Engineering skills are among the most sought-after skills in South Africa. Employers are looking for highly qualified engineers with many...
29 Apr 2022

AMERICAS

[US] MyPayrollHR scandal prompts new state law [US] MyPayrollHR scandal prompts new state law

Michael Mann headed the MyPayrollHR processing company. He was convicted in 2020 for swindling Pioneer Bank and others out of more than...
10 May 2022

[US] Starbucks accused of unfair labour practices in Buffalo [US] Starbucks accused of unfair labour practices in Buffalo

A wave of unionisation drives has affected Starbucks stores nationwide, the first union votes were in December at three stores...
09 May 2022

[US] Second Amazon unionisation effort fails but inspires new legislation [US] Second Amazon unionisation effort fails but inspires new legislation

Amazon became the largest apparel retailer in the United States during the pandemic and is expected to achieve $73 billion...
06 May 2022

MIDDLE EAST

[Kuwait] PAM shuts down 92 shops for labour law violations [Kuwait] PAM shuts down 92 shops for labour law violations

The violators of article 10 of the law will be punished by imprisonment for a period not exceeding three years...
29 Apr 2022

[Oman] Expats replaced by citizens in more than 10,000 working roles [Oman] Expats replaced by citizens in more than 10,000 working roles

Omanisation is a policy enacted by the government of Oman in 1988 aimed at replacing expatriate workers with trained Omani...
25 Apr 2022

[UAE] 4 instances when expat employees may leave a job without notice [UAE] 4 instances when expat employees may leave a job without notice

In order to leave their job, an employee must submit a written notice of a minimum of 30 days and...
11 Apr 2022

GLOBAL

[Global] Push for a workplace return prompting Gen Z resignations [Global] Push for a workplace return prompting Gen Z resignations

71 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds agreed that "if my employer insisted on me returning to my workplace full-time,...
27 Apr 2022

[Global] HR startup remote valued at nearly $3bn following latest funding round [Global] HR startup remote valued at nearly $3bn following latest funding round

Remote was founded in 2019 and numbers software firm GitLab Inc, food-delivery company DoorDash Inc and payments firm Paystack among...
07 Apr 2022

CONTRIBUTED ARTICLES

[UK] Pivotal challenges that defined work in 2021 and shaped what's to come in 2022 [UK] Pivotal challenges that defined work in 2021 and shaped what's to come in 2022

How and where work gets done has been permanently redefined, and it is now up to businesses to adapt to...
04 Feb 2022

How Payroll can Influence the Success of Organizational Global Expansion How Payroll can Influence the Success of Organizational Global Expansion

While this is excellent news for business and job seekers, it can present some challenges for those responsible for managing...
27 Jan 2022

The good and the bad of ‘the great resignation’ The good and the bad of ‘the great resignation’

In the US, 4.3 million workers (2.9 per cent of the national workforce) left their jobs in August 2021.
20 Jan 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

Paying non-UK residents outside of RTI Paying non-UK residents outside of RTI

Like all payroll matters involving international staff, care is required to ensure compliance.
12 Apr 2022

Deceptively complex: UK payroll for departing employees Deceptively complex: UK payroll for departing employees

Over the years, I have seen many compliance failures that have resulted from payroll being instructed to “stop PAYE” or...
22 Mar 2022