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Payroll Rules in the UAE, Dubai and Abu Dhabi

The economy of the UAE, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi is fuelled by many factors with oil and gas, financial services, real estate, international trade, aviation, and tourism among its chief industries. There is one key element which unites businesses from all these sectors – the requirement to pay staff in line with UAE payroll regulations. […]

Paid Family & Medical Leave in Oregon and Colorado: What Do You Need to Know?

US businesses have had to introduce more flexibility in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With remote working, sickness and isolation thrown into the mix, it has since created a greater need for employment security, especially for employees. Since March 2020, legislators in the United States have introduced further regulations for companies regarding paid leave. As […]

EU Employment Law Changes in 2023

Both Europe and the EU are facing many employment law changes throughout 2023. Discover exactly what changes are expected and how this will impact US businesses operating, or planning to operate, overseas.

The Importance of Maintaining Confidentiality in International Payroll

Payroll confidentiality is vital for every business, but it’s much more than employees discussing their wages. Find out how cybercrime affects payroll. Read on.

Working Remotely Abroad for a US Company: Employer Requirements

Companies in the US, and indeed around the world, are experiencing more requests for remote working opportunities. But how do employers keep ahead of the curve and ensure staff happiness?

Paycheck Protection Program Fraud Cases

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was a Senate relief fund to help small businesses with forgivable loans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 2020, there have been steadily increasing numbers of cases of loan fraud being heard in trials. Read on to discover exactly what the Paycheck Protection Program involved, and the companies being convicted of […]

Twitter: A Look at Global Layoffs

Since Elon Musk took over Twitter in October 2022, there’s been a steady stream of company changes. Discover how these global layoffs occurred.

Tracking International Payroll KPIs

Tracking key payroll KPIs can be hugely effective to improve the performance of your payroll and business. From error reduction to automation, learn more today.

Single Trigger vs Double Trigger Accelerated Vesting and Its Impact on Employee Retention

During a merger or acquisition (M&A), the exact moment a deal is agreed and confirmed can be an exciting, albeit challenging time, especially for those involved in overseeing the delivery of a M&A. At the point of sale, if laid out contractually, eligible employees may receive an accelerated pay-out of stocks or shares in a […]

What is a PEO? A Guide to Co-employment

A PEO is a professional employer organization, an HR and payroll outsourcing service in employee management tasks. Discover how they can help, or hinder, your global expansion.

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.

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.

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.

Why Employee Incentive Plans Fail (& How to Make them Work)

Is your employee invective plan failing? This might mean that your benefits are irrelevant, underwhelming, or uncompetitive. Find out how to plan incentives here.

What is the role of HR in Mergers and Acquisitions?

We delve into four HR elements to consider during your Mergers and Acquisitions, helping you harmonise and drive your people priorities.

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.

What is a Divestiture and What Are Your “People Priorities”?

People matter in driving divested assets to reach full potential. Here, we breakdown the divestiture process (in steps) and how this impacts your employees…

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.

The international approach to employee handbooks

To help you move forward with confidence, we’ve outlined a few key considerations you need to make regarding employee handbooks.