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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).

23 September 2022
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Payroll in APAC (Asia Pacific): A Handbook

APAC is an area with exciting prospects presented from business hubs such as Hong Kong and Tokyo, this is an area to consider expansion into. Discover how payroll works in this area.

31 August 2022
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A Guide to Hong Kong’s MPF & Employer Responsibilities

Hong Kong’s MPF, or Mandatory Provident Fund, is a government retirement scheme for working individuals. Discover your responsibilities as an employer.

8 July 2022
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The Benefits & Challenges of Globalization

The benefits and challenges of globalization will need to be understood by businesses looking to take advantage of foreign markets. To find out more, read here.

6 June 2022
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What is Global Compensation?

A competitive global compensation scheme is imperative for attracting and retaining staff abroad. Find out about global compensation and how to be competitive.

9 May 2022
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Time & Attendance Policies for Exempt Employees: Common Issues and How to Prevent Them

When an employee is exempt, time and attendance can create issues. Read here to discover insights on how to manage time and attendance policies, and any issues.

5 April 2022
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What is Global Payroll & How Does it Work?

Global payroll defines how employees are paid overseas. If you want to know more about what it is and how global payroll works, our experts cover the basics…

8 February 2022
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An Employer’s Guide to Expatriate & Compensation Benefits

We explain everything you need to know about expatriate benefits and compensation and putting together a competitive expat package for international staff.

10 November 2021
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Shadow Payroll & Expatriation: Here’s What You Need to Know

For companies operating in multiple countries, it’s important to be aware of the HR and payroll implications of expatriation. Sending employees abroad to work, whether it’s temporary or for the foreseeable future, may seem like an obvious solution to a problem. However, employees working abroad can present a whole host of new issues. Read on […]

11 October 2021
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The Benefits of a Four Day Work Week

The four day work week has the potential to revolutionise the American workplace in the biggest change since the 1920s. Read our article to learn more.

3 September 2021
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Is Your Business Taking Employee Wellbeing Seriously?

Find out what businesses across the world have been doing to take care of employee wellbeing in recent years, and what’s expected in coming years.

19 August 2021
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What’s the Difference Between PTO, Vacation and Sick Leave?

PTO Policies are becoming more popular amongst employers. But how can you ensure it is fairly paid? And is PTO better than vacation and sick leave? Read here.

13 August 2021
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7 Benefits of a Work Life Balance for Employers & Employees

Helping keep professional and personal lives in harmony will pay dividends down the line. Explore the 7 benefits for employers and employees alike.

4 August 2021
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Managing Employees on Leave of Absence

Leave for employees is often minimal and un-regulated. We cover the requirements for leave and how you can create a policy of leave.

22 June 2021
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What is FUTA Tax? | A Guide to the Federal Unemployment Tax Act

FUTA, or the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, is a policy designed to help states pay unemployment benefits to those whose work contracts have been terminated. But this is only applicable if workers have not been dismissed for gross misconduct. There are several questions surrounding compliance matters and the various responsibilities of the employer regarding FUTA […]

13 April 2021
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What is Off Payroll Working?

Off payroll working in the private sector can be confusing to understand, but it’s vital to do so if you are a contractor, or you procure the services of a contractor/similar intermediary at your company.  As a HMRC policy, off-payroll working rules (also known as IR35) are frequently updated, and some changes will be implemented […]

26 March 2021
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A Guide to Forgivable Loans for Small Businesses in 2021

Forgivable business loans, as part of the Paycheck Protection Program, supported small businesses throughout 2020. Read our guide to its return in 2021 here.

8 February 2021
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Retroactive Payroll Adjustments Explained

Some mistakes are costlier than others. If you underpaid an employee, especially during a pay period, what should you do next? To rectify this mistake, you adjust pay retroactively (and swiftly). Without proper caution, this can spiral into employee dissatisfaction and, possibly worse, incompliance with US labor laws. What is a retro pay adjustment? Retroactive […]

23 December 2020
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Payrolling Global National Holidays

Global national holidays may be universal, but the rules of paid leave are a little harder to follow. It’s important – for both employers and employees – to understand the difference between a global national holiday and a paid one. Are National Holidays Paid in the UK? This is a great starting point. In the […]

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