The True Cost of Non-Compliance

Non-compliance costs more than twice the cost of maintaining or meeting compliance requirements. According to a study by the Ponemon Institute and Globalscape*, being compliant can actually save you money, thanks to the onerous cost of fines, business disruption and loss of r ...
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Working dads in South Africa see improved paternity leave

Paternity and Maternity legislation has had a drastic overhaul in South Africa over the past few days. On November 23rd 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Labour Relations and Labour Amendment acts into law. Amongst other things, working dads in South Africa may now ha ...
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Free eBook – Top Ten International Payroll Issues 2019

2019 is fast approaching and with it comes global changes in the world of employment and payroll legislation. Not only that, but larger, more impactful things are on their way too, such as Brexit in the UK and the new ePrivacy regulation in Europe. If you already have, or are ...
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Are you in control of your UK employees?

We have previously touched upon the fact that Europe infamously has the most complex payroll systems in the world, according to the CIPP (Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals). Looking at the continent as a whole is futile, as each of the 44 countries has its own quir ...
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Failure of Gagging Orders and Non Disclosure Agreements?

Injunction proves irrelevant as Non Disclosure Agreements exposed as having been used to cover up wrongdoing rather than to protect commercial confidentiality. The current furore surrounding the outing of leading British businessman Sir Philip Green in the UK parliament amid ...
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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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