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 ( ...
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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 surrou ...
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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 ...
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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, possi ...
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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 ...
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Understanding Sick Leave in the US

In the US, the labor market is its own force. In fact, across its 50 states, the shape and size of North America’s “labor force” ranks, according to pre-pandemic polls, at nearly 157 million strong – and counting.   From factory floors, to checkout lanes, and high-rise ...
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How to ‘Marie Kondo’ the Workplace

When Marie Kondo’s Netflix show first aired, it did not take long to grow in popularity. Today, it’s inspired people of all walks of life to re-examine their living space and their workspace, and find ways to improve it to help create contentment. Find out more about Marie Ko ...
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Countries with the Best Sick Leave

In the US, there is no federal law that says employees are entitled to paid sick leave. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic this has been a considerable source of controversy, as there have been many cases of employees being forced to choose between isolating and continuing t ...
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Why Danes Appreciate the High Danish Income Tax Rate

Among many things, Denmark is known for being an expensive country in which its residents pay a high rate of income tax. However, it’s also known as being the home of some of the world’s happiest people. According to the UN’s annual World Happiness Report, Denmark is always a ...
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8 Best Countries to be Self-Employed

Self-employment has been steadily growing in popularity all over the world in recent years, and it’s predicted only to become more prevalent. In 2019, financial services company Payoneer carried out research to produce the Global Gig Economy Index, in which they asked more th ...
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Key Considerations for Belgian Payroll in 2020

  Immigration requirements include work and residence permits Work permits Every non-European Economic Area national who works in Belgium requires a work permit. As an employer, you must obtain the authorization to employ the employee before starting any work in Belgium. ...
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