Ireland proposes the Shared Maternity Leave and Benefit Bill

Understanding and going above and beyond what is legally required for in-country compensation and benefits will give you the edge over other in-country employers when you place staff overseas. A couple of months ago, Fianna Fáil (The Republican Party in Ireland) proposed the ...
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The Back Breaking Cost of Back Pain in the US

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work; 80 percent of the general population will suffer from a severe episode of lower back pain at least once in their lifetime. It’s one of the most common workplace injuries and costs the US $100 billion every yea ...
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How to get global expansion right and achieve success

Having a brilliant idea and the money to execute it is one thing. Having the specialized advice and knowledge behind you to make it work is another.  When it comes to expanding your company globally, the logistics, practicalities, skill and knowledge required to make it a suc ...
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National Payroll Week has arrived in the United States

National Payroll week in the USA does not overlap with Labor Day by coincidence. The first Monday in September honours the social and economic achievements of workers in America, and celebrates the contributions that they have made to the country. Similarly, National Payroll ...
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Great news for Luxembourg – minimum wage has risen!

Great news for Luxembourgians! At the start of this month minimum wage rose in Luxembourg due to the compulsory indexation of salaries. This is a mechanism intended to preserve purchasing power whereby earnings increase by 2.5% when the cost of living rises to a certain thres ...
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Crtitical Time To Rebalance Your European Workforce?

Is it time to rebalance your European workforce? US companies with a European presence will need to consider things carefully as HSBC becomes the first to jump as a potential no deal Brexit approaches. The ability of businesses to strategically understand and plan HR and Payr ...
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California passes the USA’s toughest data privacy law to date

It may only be July, but already it’s been a busy year in the data protection world. Back in May (and during the approaching weeks and months), GDPR dominated headlines the world over, as the EU brought in their new regulation to hand control of their personal data back to th ...
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Is it time to consider expanding into Japan?

There has never been a better time to consider expanding your company into Japan. Not only are minds opening to immigrants and foreign workers, but there is now infrastructure in place to actively help those wishing to do so. Countries all over the world continually rely on f ...
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Reward 300 highlights UK’s most influential leaders

Justin Cottrell, FMP Global’s inspirational chief executive, has yet again been included in the prestigious index of leading professionals, Reward 300. The Reward 300 index covers the payroll, HR, employee benefits and workplace pensions and associated services sectors. The R ...
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France is preparing for a new withholding tax in 2019

At the start of 2019 things are going to change for companies with employees in France. On January 1st of next year, a withholding tax on the incomes of resident employees will come into effect. A withholding tax is an income tax that is paid to the government by the employer ...
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Top 3 Most Complex Tax Systems in the World!

Payroll is hard. Working on payroll in a country that isn’t your own is really hard. Of all the countries in the world, navigating the tax structures of France, Italy and Belgium are the most difficult. According to the Global Payroll Complexity Index, these three EU na ...
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