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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.

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.

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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).

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.

12 June 2020
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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 among the top spots of the world’s […]

20 March 2020
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Which Country Has The Best Paternity Leave?

Legislative parental leave across the globe ranges from a generous 156 weeks (three years) – to none at all. Paternity leave can cause particular concern, because so many countries still treat fathers considerably different to mothers in this respect. Scandinavian countries are known to lead the way when it comes to paternity leave, offering parents […]

5 March 2020
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IRIS FMP Coronavirus Statement

As a valued member of the IRIS FMP community, we appreciate the trust you place in us to make sure all your critical operational software and services continue. As the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation continues to evolve, our thoughts go out to all who have been impacted or infected. We hope you are safe, well and […]

3 December 2019
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Free ebook to help you prepare for the year ahead

It’s that time of year! Once again we’re bringing you our free Top Ten International Payroll Issues ebook, full of insight into what’s coming up in 2020. Underpreparing for the year ahead would be a big mistake. The legal, financial and reputational risks of failing to comply with legislative changes are very dangerous, so it’s […]

7 November 2019
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Five Tips for Launching Your Global Expansion

Going global isn’t the exclusive reserve of big, established businesses. This is the 21st Century! We might not have flying cars, but we do have an accessible global network to easily and cost-effectively do global business. PayPal, Amazon and eBay are making global sourcing and shopping easier than ever before. Thanks to these entities, alongside other innovative […]

22 October 2019
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Will your international expansion fail without help?

International expansion remains complex. So says a new Global payroll complexity report. The report, which has garnered the support of the industry trade association in the US, Canada, and the UK, has looked at the complexities shaping payroll in 2019. As expected, with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations throughout Europe there has […]

16 September 2019
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Payroll in the UK: A Beginner’s Guide

Payroll in the UK – a short guide The United Kingdom (UK) is undergoing a great deal of change that can reap rewards for investors that position themselves correctly. Located just off the coast of France, the UK includes the countries of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It’s fair to say that Brexit has […]

9 September 2019
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Will Better Work Life Balance Be Created By New EU Directive?

The Work Life Balance Directive is set to introduce new rights under EU law. The directive covers parental leave and flexible working arrangements and rights for carers. As a result businesses with workers in European Union countries will need to plan for the changes. The Directive came into force on 1st August 2019. For parents […]

2 September 2019
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Payroll heroes shortlisted for CIPP Excellence awards.

Payroll heroes shortlisted for CIPP Excellence awards. National Payroll Week looks to celebrate the best the payroll industry has to offer. The shortlisted nominations for the Chartered Institute of Payroll awards are great to see. And the timing is superb, coming out at the start of the week celebrating the value of payroll professionals to the […]

2 September 2019
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Ignore Payroll And Company Culture Link At Your Peril

Are payroll and company culture linked? Payroll teams are key contributors to positive company culture. Without a good payroll team on their side, businesses face threats.  Bad employer reputation, minimal employee engagement and high employee turnover are just some of the threats. The role of payroll Business leaders agree that company culture is essential to […]

26 August 2019
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Cryptocurrency: Would You Pay Your Employees With It?

Cryptocurrencies are a digital money system that allows people to send or receive money globally across the internet. Bitcoin payments are processed through a private network of computers all linked through a shared program. Each transaction is simultaneously recorded in a “blockchain” on each computer that updates and informs all accounts.Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin allows […]

20 August 2019
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What ripple will be created by popular US payroll tax cut?

The US is considering implementing a payroll tax cut. The international payroll community should be considering the ripple effect this could have on in-country taxation across the rest of the world. Washington officials are looking to stave off potential anxiety over a slowing economy in the US. And this is despite Donald Trumps robust tweeting […]

14 August 2019
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IRIS Software Group enters definitive agreement to acquire IRIS FMP

14th August 2019: IRIS Software Group, is today announcing it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire IRIS FMP, from Tenzing, the UK lower mid-market investor. IRIS FMP is a leading provider of payroll and HR services to international and UK based Small and Medium sized Enterprises. Set to be the largest acquisition by […]

30 July 2019
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How to be prepared for post-Brexit international opportunity and avoid headaches

There’s just a few more months left of us living in a pre-Brexit world (we think for real this time!), as the UK is nearing its final deadline to leave the EU – October 31st. Whilst there is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding exactly how its exit will pan out, one thing is for […]

27 June 2019
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Un voyage de plus de 320 kilomètres! (A journey of over 200 miles!)

Eighteen volunteers are taking on a challenge to cycle over 200 miles between Paris and Chichester,UK to raise money for Huntington’s Disease Association. The ride is part of year-long activities at Gatwick-based international payroll specialist IRIS FMP. The group has chosen HDA as their ‘Charity of the year’. The 18 colleagues will be travelling from […]