EMEA

[UK] SNP follows New Zealand’s lead on miscarriage leave [UK] SNP follows New Zealand’s lead on miscarriage leave

The SNP - Scotland’s largest political party - has put rights for women at the heart of its manifesto with...
19 Apr 2021

[UK] Chancellor urged to amend ‘flawed’ IR35 rules [UK] Chancellor urged to amend ‘flawed’ IR35 rules

A report published by a group of MPs has raised potential issues surrounding the off-payroll working rules.
15 Apr 2021

[Serbia] Freelancers protest tax law threatening to push thousands into poverty [Serbia] Freelancers protest tax law threatening to push thousands into poverty

The protesters warn that if the government carries out its plan, over 100,000 taxable individuals will be pushed into poverty. 
14 Apr 2021

APAC

[Hong Kong] Proposal for 5 further statutory holidays by 2030 [Hong Kong] Proposal for 5 further statutory holidays by 2030

Hong Kong’s government has published a bill to grant its citizens an extra five days of public holidays, to be...
19 Apr 2021

[Australia] Tougher tax laws targeting wage theft coming to NSW [Australia] Tougher tax laws targeting wage theft coming to NSW

Business owners who cheat tax laws will soon face significantly higher penalties in New South Wales.
19 Apr 2021

[Cambodia] Labour laws and compliance [Cambodia] Labour laws and compliance

Over the past few years, there have been significant changes made to labour laws in Cambodia.
14 Apr 2021

AFRICA

[Nigeria] Expats must present proof of tax payment to renew permits [Nigeria] Expats must present proof of tax payment to renew permits

All expatriates - including nationals of the Economic Community of West African States - must present proof of tax payment...
19 Apr 2021

[Mozambique] Expats killed in terrorist attack on Palma [Mozambique] Expats killed in terrorist attack on Palma

The terrorist attack on Palma on March 24 has led to the deaths of a number of people including expatriate...
09 Apr 2021

[South Africa] National minimum wage increased to R21.69 [South Africa] National minimum wage increased to R21.69

South Africa's National Minimum Wage (NMW) will increase to R21.69 per hour from March 1.
12 Feb 2021

AMERICAS

[Global] President Biden’s global tax rate plans could make the world fairer [Global] President Biden’s global tax rate plans could make the world fairer

The Biden plan would force big companies to pay taxes in the territories where their revenues are earned rather than...
15 Apr 2021

[US] Tesla must rehire worker and make Elon Musk delete tweet [US] Tesla must rehire worker and make Elon Musk delete tweet

On March 25 the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Tesla Inc had repeatedly violated US labour law.
13 Apr 2021

[US] The impact of a permanent remote workforce on taxes [US] The impact of a permanent remote workforce on taxes

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of US businesses have introduced or expanded their work-from-home policies.
13 Apr 2021

MIDDLE EAST

[Kuwait] Visa transfer restrictions for expats eased [Kuwait] Visa transfer restrictions for expats eased

Kuwait’s Public Authority for Manpower has eased most of the restrictions on the transfer of visas for expats working in...
19 Apr 2021

[UAE] 60% of employers intend to hire more workers in 2021 [UAE] 60% of employers intend to hire more workers in 2021

The findings of a new survey show that around 60 per cent of employers in the UAE plan to recruit...
09 Apr 2021

[Kuwait] New labour law amendments explained [Kuwait] New labour law amendments explained

Ministerial decree 27/2021, published last month in the official gazette Kuwait Al-Youm, includes some changes and amendments to the labour...
10 Mar 2021

GLOBAL

[Global] A positive step towards closing gender pay gap with data analytics [Global] A positive step towards closing gender pay gap with data analytics

Despite excessively slow progress toward gender pay equity, some nations and employers are now taking action to accelerate the process.
19 Apr 2021

[Global] Immedis launches industry-first database of country-specific payroll information [Global] Immedis launches industry-first database of country-specific payroll information

On March 2, Immedis - the leader in consolidated global payroll solutions - announced a world-first innovation called Immedis CSI (Country Specific...
03 Mar 2021

[Global] Economic news summary [Global] Economic news summary

President Biden had maintained that economists across the board were agreed in their support for the $1.9 trillion economic relief...
15 Feb 2021

CONTRIBUTED ARTICLES

Zalaris signs with Metsä Group to provide multi-country payroll services in 28 countries Zalaris signs with Metsä Group to provide multi-country payroll services in 28 countries

On January 26, Zalaris ASA announced the signing of a five-year agreement with a leading Nordic multinational industrial company.
08 Feb 2021

6 benefits to streamlined international payroll 6 benefits to streamlined international payroll

Implementing an international payroll provider can help streamline payments in a time when automation is key.
13 Jan 2021

[UK] Payroll’s part in the vaccine rollout [UK] Payroll’s part in the vaccine rollout

Individual payroll departments are set to process thousands of new starters. So, how can payroll prepare for this? 
13 Jan 2021

COVID-19

[Covid-19] Update: Singapore [Covid-19] Update: Singapore

The Singapore Ministry of Finance announced that The Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) has been extended by up to 7 months,...
24 Aug 2020

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