Blog - Global Payroll


10 November 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

8 February 2021

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

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 […]

29 September 2020

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 views from a desk, US labour is constantly being studied. At one time, pollsters may probe about turbulent […]

28 July 2020

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 Kondo’s philosophy, and how it can be applied to […]

23 June 2020

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 to work while they exhibit symptoms. While there is no […]

12 June 2020

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 […]

14 April 2020

Key Considerations for Belgian Payroll in 2020

Belgium’s free-market system has always been attractive to foreign investment. With a competitive corporate income tax rate and simple process of delivering Belgian payroll, this small European kingdom has proven lucrative for many businesses. If you’re planning on sending US employees to Belgium, here are five key considerations to ensure a smooth payroll transition. Key […]

20 February 2020

Guide to Sending Money Overseas

There are migrant workers all over the world who need to send money back home to their family and friends. This might be as a one-off, or it could be on a regular basis depending on individual circumstances. Learn about the various ways it’s possible to send money overseas. How to send money overseas using […]

3 December 2019

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 […]

13 November 2019

How To Manage Religious Holiday Entitlement

In today’s ever-increasing multicultural societies, awareness and understanding surrounding religious holidays is of the utmost importance. In thriving business centres across the world there are employees from all cultures and religious backgrounds, and it can be challenging to navigate the implications of this when it comes to time off work. Learn more about how to […]

7 November 2019

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 […]