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[Washington] ‘Paid Family and Medical Leave’ program launches

[Washington] ‘Paid Family and Medical Leave’ program launches [Washington] ‘Paid Family and Medical Leave’ program launches

16 Jan 2020
To meet eligibility criteria employees must work 820 hours over the year - approximately - 16 hours per week and undergo a qualifying event. The...
[Hong Kong] Labour chief apologises for pressure to move maternity bill through

[Hong Kong] Labour chief apologises for pressure to move maternity bill through [Hong Kong] Labour chief apologises for pressure to move maternity bill through

16 Jan 2020
At the end of last week, in a Legco meeting, lawmaker Kalvin Ho Kai-ming - from the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions (HKFTU) -...

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[UK] Harassment and Sexual Harassment at Work: Technical Guidance for Employers

[UK] Harassment and Sexual Harassment at Work: Technical Guidance for Employers [UK] Harassment and Sexual Harassment at Work: Technical Guidance for Employers

21 Jan 2020
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has issued guidance on sexual harassment and other forms of harassment that employers should be...
[UK] Scottish Independence: Johnson Rejects Sturgeon's “Indyref2” Demand

[UK] Scottish Independence: Johnson Rejects Sturgeon's “Indyref2” Demand [UK] Scottish Independence: Johnson Rejects Sturgeon's “Indyref2” Demand

19 Jan 2020
On the 19th of December 2019, Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon formally wrote to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to request the...
[UK] Power sharing returns to Northern Ireland

[UK] Power sharing returns to Northern Ireland [UK] Power sharing returns to Northern Ireland

17 Jan 2020
In January 2017, devolution in Northern Ireland collapsed when Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness recognised as deputy first minister.  This was...

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National Payroll Week – The Importance of Payroll in Going Global

National Payroll Week – The Importance of Payroll in Going Global National Payroll Week – The Importance of Payroll in Going Global

05 Sep 2019
This week marks the 21st National Payroll Week, a week to highlight impact of the payroll industry and its key role...
Dealing with 'invisible' directors

Dealing with 'invisible' directors Dealing with 'invisible' directors

02 Aug 2019
Like most organisations, you will have board directors on your payroll. These may include executive and non-executive directors. However, have...
[UK] What US expats in UK must know before April tax year end

[UK] What US expats in UK must know before April tax year end [UK] What US expats in UK must know before April tax year end

01 Apr 2019
The US tax year has ended but for US citizens living in the UK, April 5 is an important deadline...

Technology >

Reaching every worker: How to evolve employee engagement

Reaching every worker: How to evolve employee engagement Reaching every worker: How to evolve employee engagement

08 Apr 2019
Eighty per cent of the global workforce are ‘deskless’. No corporate email. No Office 365 account. Employees have customer type expectations.
What the History of RPA Technology Says About its Future

What the History of RPA Technology Says About its Future What the History of RPA Technology Says About its Future

28 Mar 2019
Great things have been predicted for the future of Robotic Process Automation, with experts claiming that such technology could have...
Making payroll simpler for SMEs

Making payroll simpler for SMEs Making payroll simpler for SMEs

19 Mar 2019
Sage Salary and Supplier Payments, powered by Modulr, will help SMEs save time and money processing payroll and invoice payments....

Regional focus >

[UK] Scottish Budget Delay

[UK] Scottish Budget Delay [UK] Scottish Budget Delay

18 Dec 2019
For anyone looking for a write-up of the draft Scottish budget, please have a read of this news piece.
[UK] The Conservative Party Manifesto

[UK] The Conservative Party Manifesto [UK] The Conservative Party Manifesto

17 Dec 2019
So now we know that there will be a majority Conservative Party government in Westminster.  So it is relevant to...
[UK] UK Budget Cancelled

[UK] UK Budget Cancelled [UK] UK Budget Cancelled

31 Oct 2019
On the 14th of October 2019, Chancellor Sajid Javid said that he would be holding the UK budget on the 6th of...

Professional development >

How learning the art of persuasion can help you progress in your career

How learning the art of persuasion can help you progress in your career How learning the art of persuasion can help you progress in your career

11 Feb 2019
In essence, it all boils down to the ethos, pathos & logos described by ancient Greek philosophers.
Five things to think about when creating a succession plan

Five things to think about when creating a succession plan Five things to think about when creating a succession plan

28 Jan 2019
Too few employers have any succession plan in place – and of those that do, most are incomplete.
How to ensure health and wellness in a multi-generational workforce

How to ensure health and wellness in a multi-generational workforce How to ensure health and wellness in a multi-generational workforce

17 Jan 2019
The secret, it seems, is finding an approach that works for everyone – no matter what their age.

GDPR >

Over 59,000 data breaches reported in Europe since GDPR

Over 59,000 data breaches reported in Europe since GDPR Over 59,000 data breaches reported in Europe since GDPR

18 Feb 2019
Although few organisations have been subjected to fines so far, the number is expected to increase heavily this year.
Corporate Christmas cards at risk under GDPR

Corporate Christmas cards at risk under GDPR Corporate Christmas cards at risk under GDPR

18 Dec 2018
The European Union’s data protection regulations means that companies need permission to indulge in festive cheer.

Spotlight profiles >

In the spotlight:  Niamh Reilly

In the spotlight: Niamh Reilly In the spotlight: Niamh Reilly

25 Jul 2019
Niamh Reilly from Immedis charts her payroll journey, from humble accounts clerk to global payroll client manager

Tax Corner >

How to Present to Absolutely Anyone

How to Present to Absolutely Anyone How to Present to Absolutely Anyone

06 Feb 2019
The author does a good job of making presentations feel do-able.
The Power of a Positive Team

The Power of a Positive Team The Power of a Positive Team

21 Dec 2018
The book, like its title, is all about positivity. Only sometimes it can go a bit far. 
Lean Six Sigma for Leaders

Lean Six Sigma for Leaders Lean Six Sigma for Leaders

05 Nov 2018
While the book appears to want to be about culture, the writers want it to be about process improvement.