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Exempt vs Non-Exempt Employees: How to Classify Your Employees

Employers must be clear on their exempt and non-exempt employees as this greatly changes the benefits, compensation and regulations around their working hours. Failure to comply can result in hefty penalties, and similar consequences from the Fair Labour Standards Authority (FLSA).

Embrace Managing a Global Workforce with Minimal Risk, Maximum Reward

In today’s interconnected world, traditional workforce management concepts are rapidly changing. Some might even argue they have all but evaporated. As technology advances and communication barriers diminish, companies increasingly are tapping into the global talent pool to fuel growth, expand reach, and cut costs. This paradigm shift, which began a decade ago but accelerated with […]

The Death of the Eight Hour Workday?

The 8-hour workday was invented in the 19th Century to prevent labor exploitation during the Industrial Revolution. But has an 8-hour workday become an outdated concept in the modern digital age? Find out.

Understanding and Accounting for Earnouts in M&A

An earnout is a vital bargaining tool used by buyers and sellers during the process of Mergers & Acquisitions. But what exactly is an earnout in M&A, and why is it important? Find out more.

The Best 9 Countries for International Expansion in 2024

International expansion gives businesses access to new markets, diverse customer bases, and fresh collaborations. Discover the 9 most popular countries for international expansion in 2024.

Managing Change in the Workplace

Managing change in the workplace can be complicated and requires a clear, strategic approach, and effective communication with employees. Read on to discover more.

What is Corporate Restructuring & How Can You Achieve It?

From mergers and acquisitions to increasing profitability and reducing debt, corporate restructuring is an effective solution in the business world.

Exploring Employee Benefits: How Much Does It Cost?

When part of an employee compensation package, employee benefits and perks foster a positive work culture, promote staff wellbeing, and help to attract top talent. But how much do employee benefits cost an employer? Find out.

The EU Directive for Gender Pay Gap Transparency: What Your Business Must Know

The EU’s Pay Transparency Directive will affect thousands of workers across the EU, enabling companies to reduce the gender pay gap and close it. Read more.

Posted Workers Directive: A1 Requirements Employers Need to Know

Employers looking to post their workers out to an EU Member State may need to request an A1 form to do so. Find out everything you need to know here.

Gender Pay Gap Disclosure Law Introduced in Japan

Japan has introduced a gender pay gap disclosure law so larger corporations can report more accurately on gender balance in their workplace. Likewise, smaller organizations are also being asked to produce action plans for workplace equality. Find out everything you need to know here.

The EU Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directive (2019/1152): What Do You Need to Know?

The European Union Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directive updates the employment rights of over 182 million workers in the EU. Find out what it means for you.

What are the Risks of Global Employee Benefits Management?

From complex local legislation to remaining competitive in a global marketplace, benefit schemes have many risks attached to them. Read more.

Strategizing a Global Return to Work

Return to work strategies offer practical solutions which help organizations anywhere in the world recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Free Menstrual Products in the Workplace: Here’s What Canadian Employers Need to Know

Employers in federally regulated organisations could be required to supply menstrual products as part of OHS Regulations. Find out what this could mean for you.

A Guide to Pay Transparency

A growing number of US cities and states are introducing pay transparency laws to bring equality in the workplace and close the gender pay gap. Read our guide to pay transparency here.

The Steps to Successful Global Workforce Planning

Successful workforce planning ensures businesses recruit and retain the right people with the right skills to meet their global expansion objectives.

Guide to PPK (Employee Capital Plans) in Poland

PPK in Poland is a pension saving scheme that allows employees to save towards their retirement through a government backed pension. Learn how it affects employers today.

A Guide to Hiring Global Independent Contractors

A global independent contractor offers a cost-effective solution to businesses expanding abroad and into new markets. Find out more with this in-depth guide.

Best Practices for Managing Global Teams

Time zone differences and cultural diversities are just some of the challenges involved with managing global teams. For tips on best practices, read our guide.