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All You Need to Know About Payroll in South East Asia

South East Asia features some of the fastest growing economies in the world. The presence of varying landscapes and cultures make it one of the most diverse markets for business expansion.

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Managing Global Payroll Operations in Challenging Times

As each week passes, new challenges arise for companies with global operations. Different employment laws, payroll and furlough schemes, and reopening strategies in each country make it more difficult to ensure payroll compliance with evolving regulations. How can you keep the company operational in each country while ensuring you’re keeping up with payroll and employment […]

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7 Best African Countries for Starting a New Company

Today, an understanding of every African market and its unique situation is crucial for entrepreneurial success. In this blog, we will be discussing some of the top African countries for people looking to start a new business, as well as the business advantages that Africa, on the whole, has to offer.

What Do Changes in India’s Labor Code Mean for Workers?

In December 2020, the Narendra Modi-led government made some significant changes to the Indian Labor Code. Forty of the old central laws were replaced with four major labor codes that drew attention to wages of employees, industrial relations, health and safety hazards, as well as social security. Combined, these will help modernize India’s labor laws, […]

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An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Compliance and HR Outsourcing

The Human Resource Department serves an integral function in every business with employees. HR is not just in charge of recruiting and benefits but also checks whether companies are adhering to their legal obligations. The roles and responsibilities of a firm’s HR department include ensuring compliance with laws and regulations set in place at the […]

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How Furlough Changes Have Impacted UK Payroll

The UK government implemented the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme last year to help businesses pay employees who had to reduce working hours or were laid off as a result of the shutdown. This furlough scheme has provided months of relief for workers and their employers during this ongoing crisis. But during the last year, there […]

Italy

New Laws for Foreigners Entering Italy for Work

Italy is a European country on the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea and is home to Vatican City, the seat of the Roman Catholic Church. It has a population of more than 60 million people. The vibrant city of Florence is best known for being the epicenter of the Renaissance, which led to the creation […]

Labor Laws in Bhutan

Bhutan’s issues of labor and employment are handled by the Labor and Employment Act of Bhutan, 2007. Here we explain the employment laws in Bhutan that play an important role in the Bhutanese labor market.

Change in Denmark’s Law Relating to Posting of Workers

Change in Denmark’s Law Relating to Posting of Workers

The Kingdom of Denmark is a country in Northern Europe and comprises of the Jutland Peninsula and various islands around it. A fairly small country, Denmark has a total land area of 42,916 square kilometers. It has a population of around 5.8 million and is famous for being the historical home of seafaring pirates known […]

How to Fix a Broken Global Payroll

Managing payroll is not easy – add in a few countries, and payroll gets even more complicated. So many moving parts, time zones, languages, and systems. It’s a juggling act on a good day, but when something goes wrong, it can take months to unravel. If you’re managing global payroll, you know how difficult it […]

Compliance

A Comprehensive Guide to Global Labor Law Compliance

As a regular citizen, you deal with compliance on a daily basis, even if you are not conscious of it. When you follow the traffic lights or stand at a distance from train doors after a subway announcement, you are complying with traffic laws and public safety regulations. Compliance essentially refers to the various ways […]

Changes to the Employment Law in the Maldives

In September 2020, the Parliament made several changes to the Employment Law in the Maldives. Initially, this was submitted to the government in 2019, but the Parliament has since made the changes in collaboration with the Maldives’ Social and Economic Affairs Committees. Here are some of the key changes made to the Employment Law in […]

United Arab Emirates Labor Laws

Working in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) means following strict labor laws. UAE’s labor laws have recently expanded on working hours, annual leave policies, and other important work-related components. The law also states requirements and rules about maternity leave, sick leave, termination of employment, and safety standards that need to be followed in the workplace. […]

5 Countries with the Best Employment Laws

Around the world, workers are given different rights. These range from the right to organize protests and participate in trade unions, to working in safe conditions and overtime pay. This article explores 5 countries that have the best employment laws from the perspective of the employee with top global rankings in terms of rights of […]

Multi-Country Payroll Compliance

Payroll in every country is challenging, but when you are managing payroll across multiple countries, the complexity grows exponentially. Unique in-country payroll regulations, money movement to settle payroll in multiple currencies – the list goes on. Getting ahead of regulation changes and payroll requirements is the key to ensuring compliance, but that is easier said […]

Labor Laws in Cambodia

There have been some significant changes in labor laws in Cambodia over the past few years that show that the country is moving to protect women and employees of all ages, castes, and religions. As of 2020, Cambodia has been promoting equal pay, equal opportunities, and professions, and paid leave for workers. Here are some […]

Australia

8 Regulatory Issues to Know Before Expanding Your Business to Australia

Australia has a GDP of more than 1 trillion US dollars, along with a sizeable middle and upper-middle-class citizenship. The country also has a thriving service sector forming 68 percent of its GDP. Australia’s open economy has enabled it to become a major player in the global market. It was able to grow by 3.1% […]

How Brexit Could Affect UK Nationals

According to a close majority of votes in 2016, the British people voted to leave the European Union (EU). Brexit will have repercussions on the UK job market but how it could specifically affect UK Nationals searching for jobs remains in the balance. Here are some of the ways Brexit could affect the search for […]

Singapore

Updates in Singapore’s Labor Laws

The Republic of Singapore is a small city-state with a population of 5.8 million people. The diverse and multi-ethnic population of Singapore comprises 72.6% Chinese, 15% Malays, and 7.4% Indians. Amongst the other ethnic groups living in Singapore are Eurasians and laborers from South Asia, who make up a large part of the population.

Global Payroll Success Story

Companies often find processing payroll across multiple countries can be challenging and complicated by unique regulations, different processes in each country, and lack of data. One of my new clients was managing employees in 7 countries and was struggling with their payroll provider. My client’s payroll provider was missing bank deadlines, which resulted in employees […]

Four Countries with the Best Parental Leave Laws

Four Countries with the Best Parental Leave Laws

A country’s parental leave policy is often a reflection of how the country views gender equality. By dividing responsibilities between both parents, a country encourages gender equality and breaks free from traditional gender roles. Here are four countries with the best parental leave policies in the world:

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Proposed Change in Sweden’s Employment Laws – Good or Bad?

Sweden is a country in northern Europe with a population of more than 10 million people. The majority of Sweden’s population is between the ages of 25 and 34. Currently, about 73% of Sweden’s labor force is employed but despite a youthful population, Sweden has a relatively high unemployment rate, at 531,000 people, or 9.7% […]

Global Growth

Global Growth in New Markets

Global growth can be difficult to navigate in new countries or markets. Many times, HR professionals only have expertise in a few countries and are tasked with ensuring compliance for the entire organization globally. For companies operating in 10+ countries, this can be a very challenging task for HR teams. They often tell me “We […]

New Labor Code of Vietnam

New Labor Code of Vietnam

After an amendment process that went on for four years, the National Assembly of Vietnam finally approved the New Labor Code in November 2019, and it went into effect beginning January 1, 2021. The New Labor Code of Vietnam has some significant changes that will impact different enterprises and organizations within the country.

Tips on Starting a Company in Canada

Canada is the tenth-largest economy in the world and the fourth richest in natural resources, specifically, energy-related natural resources. While that’s not necessarily a massive advantage in a world that might be moving away from fossil fuel in a couple of decades, there are a lot of other factors that attract individuals and businesses to […]

Employer Guidelines in Denmark for COVID-19

Employer Guidelines in Denmark for COVID-19

Due to the high spread of coronavirus, the Danish government has put a number of restrictions on different parts of the Danish society. Since restrictions have been tightened, employers and employees must ensure that they follow all the new guidelines. Read more about Employer Guidelines in Denmark for COVID-19.

Understanding Payroll Compliance in the United Arab Emirates

Understanding Payroll Compliance in the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates, or UAE, is a country made up of seven emirates. One way to think of them is they are akin to states or provinces in the other countries, albeit with more autonomy. If you are considering expanding your business into this progressive and business-oriented region, the two emirates you might be […]

What You Need To Know About Payroll Compliance In China

Payroll Compliance In China: What Do You Need To Know?

China, the world’s second-largest economy with an estimated GDP of 14.5 trillion dollars, is one of the first places foreign investors look when considering expanding their enterprise. With low-cost labor, a substantial domestic market (given its enormous population), and strategic geographical location, China is a global economic powerhouse with an unparalleled manufacturing sector. Read more […]

Singapore Corporate Compliance and Challenges

Singapore Corporate Compliance and Challenges

Singapore has a well-developed market, skilled workforce, and a robust corporate infrastructure that makes it an excellent place to expand your business. According to the World Bank, Singapore is the second easiest nation in which to conduct business (after New Zealand). The business climate of Singapore has its foundation set in globalization, focusing on the […]

Top Priorities for Global Payroll

Top Priorities for Global Payroll

If you have employees in multiple countries, you know global payroll is not easy. So many factors go into managing payroll – local in-country regulations, tax and filing deadlines, statutory requirements – the list goes on. What are the key factors to successful, compliant payroll across all countries? Here are some of the top priorities […]

Employment Benefits in Vietnam

Employment Benefits in Vietnam

In Vietnam, there are many factors to consider when hiring employees. Background checks, terms of employment, minimum wage, laws on discrimination, and harassment are just a few of the considerations. Employment relationships are currently regulated using the 2012 Labor Code but will be supplanted by a new code coming into effect on 1st January 2021. […]

Venezuelan Labor Laws

Venezuelan Labor Laws and Regulations

The Venezuelan labor laws are known as the Organic Law of Labor and Workers. The labor law deals with critical issues important to all employers running businesses in order to safeguard employees and the Venezuelan economy.

Labor Regulations in Ukraine

The Labor Code of Ukraine is a legislative act that polices employment labor regulations in Ukraine. However, various provisions are made more explicit in the subordinate legislative regulations. These include work conditions, wages, leave policies, and other privileges that are usually decided by collective bargaining agreements.

The Working Conditions in Uzbekistan

The Working Conditions in Uzbekistan

In Uzbekistan, employment relations are overseen by statutory legislation or by collective agreements. The law in Uzbekistan takes into account the concerns and interests of workers, employers, and the state. It ensures that the labor market is kept functioning, the working conditions in Uzbekistan are just and safe, and the rights of workers are protected […]

Uganda Fair Treatment Workplace Laws

Uganda Fair Treatment Workplace Laws

In Uganda, fair treatment includes treating all employees with respect, giving them their rights, and following a proper code of conduct. Employees’ right to privacy must be protected, and feedback must be given to ensure that they meet their maximum potential at their jobs. The country has incorporated several Uganda Fair Treatment Workplace Laws to […]

Getting the most out of your Global Payroll in 2021

Getting the most out of your Global Payroll in 2021

Multinational companies have faced many challenges over the last year. Now that the new year has begun, it’s time to look at your global payroll and identify ways to simplify the process. With new in-country regulations due to COVID, new Brexit rules, and furlough schemes in each country, payroll has gotten more complicated. How can […]

Health Benefits in Japan

Health Benefits in Japan

Did you know that workers in Japan must keep a certain waistline? Employers may be required to pay more National Insurance costs if employees don’t maintain a healthy weight. Learn more about health benefits in Japan by clicking here.

COVID Impact on the Canadian Labor Market

COVID Impact on the Canadian Labor Market

Ever since the spread of coronavirus in Canada, more than two million workers have lost their jobs. There have been severe effects on unemployment, hours, and wages. This means that the labor market is struggling to make ends meet, and industries are experiencing significant changes, especially in the outcome of the Canadian economy. Read more […]

Global Expansion in 2021

Global Expansion in 2021

2020 certainly turned the world upside down and forced organizations to make significant changes to their operations. In recent conversations with my clients, I’ve seen both sides of the spectrum. Some have scaled back operations, while others embraced expansion as employees worked entirely remote. Global Expansion in 2021 will been different, but is still possible.

Worker's Rights in Morocco

Worker’s Rights in Morocco

Many professionals from around the world are attracted to Morocco because of its stable and ever-growing economy. Moreover, it is close to Europe and has low inflation rates which makes it attractive to employers. Morocco’s employment laws have been formed on the recommendations of the International Labor Organization, which is why many consider them liberal […]

Employee Benefits in Japan

Employee Benefits in Japan

In Japan, employee benefits are of extreme importance because of fierce competition in the search for top talent. Japanese employees are picky when selecting employers and are always on the lookout for a place with the most generous benefits packages. Learn about some of those employee benefits in Japan, along with information about their leave […]

Working Conditions in New Zealand

Working Conditions in New Zealand

Most of the reforms that caused New Zealand to be a welfare state were introduced in the 1930s and then in the 1970s under the rule of the Labor Party. The Labor Party managed to gain the ultimate support of the labor unions in New Zealand. Over time, New Zealand’s economy shifted towards being more […]

Challenges when Expanding into New Countries

Challenges when Expanding into New Countries

Global expansion is always an exciting opportunity, but when it comes to setting up business entities, hiring employees, and getting payroll up and running, things can get complicated. There are several key aspects of starting up in a new country that are often overlooked and unique challenges in each country when expanding and hiring. Here […]

Labor Law Changes in Ethiopia

Labor Law Changes in Ethiopia

In 2019, the Ethiopian government approved a new Labor Proclamation to replace the old law that had been in place in Ethiopia for the past 16 years. However, over the years, there have been many changes in investments, labor markets, and the business environment in Ethiopia which warranted a renewed look at existing regulations and […]

2021 Global Payroll Trends

Technology, data security, and compliance will reshape 2021 Global Payroll Trends. Multinational companies faced unprecedented obstacles in 2020 and have had to make accommodations for employees around the world to keep up. New sick leave, furlough policies, and working environments have changed drastically over the last year and will continue into 2021. How can you […]

Labor Code in Bolivia

Labor Code in Bolivia

The labor code of Bolivia consists of lots of rules, some of which are fairly complicated. Hence, companies must consider professional legal advice and adapt to the regularly updated labor laws. Bolivia’s labor laws are overseen by their Ministry of Labor. Here are the latest changes to the labor code in Bolivia.

Time off in Belgium

Time Off in Belgium

Need some time away from work? Learn about the generous time credit policies in Belgium in our latest What in the World? video.

Employment and Leave Laws in the Bahamas

Employment and Leave Laws in the Bahamas

Largely owing to its thriving tourism industry, the Bahamas has an inviting economy that makes this island country a great place in which to work and invest. The labor force participation rate for both men and women is quite high, and the government has designed comprehensive legislation to maintain favorable work conditions at all times. […]

UK Regulations Affecting Employee Payroll

UK Regulations Affecting Employee Payroll

This year the UK government has implemented several UK Regulations Affecting employee payroll. The Job Retention Scheme that was announced in March 2020 has been gradually changing the employer contribution requirements each month, and in November 2020 announced the scheme would be extended until April 2021. Another highly controversial regulation related to IR35 (off-payroll rules) […]

EU Citizens Right to Work in UK

EU Citizens Right to Work in UK

Although the freedom of movement for EU citizens into the UK technically ended on 31st October 2019, there is currently in place a temporary transition period until a new immigration system is developed in January of 2021. So, what does this mean for employers, landlords, and EU citizens who might be subject to immigration status […]

Tanzania Labor Laws During COVID

Tanzania Labor Laws During COVID

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in the world, one of the biggest challenges that businesses have faced has been how to manage their employees. Like other countries around the globe, Tanzania Labor Laws During COVID were not friendly and had to be adjusted in response to the global pandemic. In April 2020, the Association […]

Global Payroll Challenges in 2021

Global Payroll Challenges in 2021

As the year draws to a close, companies have faced unprecedented challenges that will unfortunately most likely continue into early next year. Countries around the world have adapted regulations and compliance requirements to account for the ongoing pandemic, and multinational companies have had to adapt to the changes in real-time. What does this mean for […]

Employee Rights in Bangladesh

Employee Rights in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has a population of 168.1 million, which includes a large and inexpensive labor force of about 90 million. Of these, about 60 million work agricultural jobs (that is growing by 1% each year), and about 30 million work non-agricultural jobs (which are growing by six percent a year). When it comes to Employee Rights […]

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Australian Market

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Australian Market

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Australian Market can be felt by most industries in Australia in the form of reduced employee working hours, wage cuts, and staff reductions. Estimates show that 41% of jobs are at high risk of being terminated. This is why the Federal Government has introduced the JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme. […]

Health and Wellness in France

Health and Wellness in France

France has generous employee benefits to ensure the health and wellness of their workforce. Learn about some of the statutory benefits on health and wellness in France for employees in our What in the World? video:

Employment Laws in Albania

Employment Laws in Albania

Regarding Employment Laws in Albania, all contracts of employment need to be in writing. However, if a contract is not in written form due to some special reason, the employer has seven days from the start of employment to ensure that a written contract is provided. If that is not done, an employer can be […]

Labor Code in Iceland

Known for its beautiful Northern Lights, Iceland is a small Nordic island nation known for its laws on freedom and equality for all citizens. In 2008, after having suffered a massive financial crisis, it became successful in increasing its GDP to $23 billion by 2017. Iceland is a country primarily supported by fisheries and manufacturing […]

HR Technology Conference

HR Technology Conference

This year is different in so many ways, and we have had to make challenging decisions and changes to the way we work. Trade shows and events have evolved as a result, with most conferences moving to virtual events. One of the largest industry conferences of the year, HR Technology Conference and Expo, has moved […]

Armenia Employment and Labor Laws

Armenia Employment and Labor Laws can be strict and extensive. Local, as well as foreign entrepreneurs who wish to avail the business opportunities in the country, must ensure that they fully understand and adhere to the labor law in Armenia.

Employment Regulations in Finland

Employment Regulations in Finland

The Finnish labor market is known for its high level of organization. The Finnish employment legislation aims to protect all employees. Below are some useful Employment Regulations in Finland.

Strategies to Simplify Global Payroll

Strategies to Simplify Global Payroll

Each year you make a plan, budget, and create new initiatives. Payroll is often overlooked as an operational expense, not as an area for improvement. But when it comes to strategies to simplify global payroll, there are always enhancements that can be made.

Overcoming Global Payroll Challenges

Overcoming Global Payroll Challenges

Companies face many process and integration challenges when managing employees in the US and overseas. Lack of insight or access to real-time payroll costs can also add to the complexities of managing a multi-national business.

What you need to know about the UK Furlough Scheme

The UK government created the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in March 2020 to help workers continue to be paid while businesses were closed due to the pandemic. The furlough scheme provided 80% of employee wages up to a cap of £2500 per month. After July 1, the scheme is changing. Here is what you need […]

Indonesia Employment Regulations in 2020

There have been many important changes to Indonesia Employment Regulations in 2020. Law Number 13 of 2003 elaborates on the labor law of Indonesia, describing conditions for three types of workers, including fixed-term employees, permanent employees, and foreign employees. In Indonesia, employees are distinguished by their length of employment, the nature of their job, and […]

Changes to South Korean Labor Laws

The South Korean labor market features a highly-segments labor profile. Almost 20% of the labor force is self-employed, and another 21% consists of temporary workers. Thus the labor laws in South Korea are quite complex and include significant variables. Here we discuss the latest changes to South Korean Labor Laws in 2020.

Brazilian Labor Code Changes in 2020

The Brazilian Labor Code has undergone more than hundred changes since it was first enacted in 1943. The most recent changes strive to simplify labor procedures and protect the employees, especially amid the coronavirus crisis. The article covers the most important aspects of Brazil’s Employment Law in 2020.

Hungary Labor Law Changes in 2020

The Hungarian Government introduced some significant changes to labor law effective as of January 1, 2020. The changes addressed key issues regarding employee welfare and job security. In this article, we address some of the major changes in the 2020 Hungary Labor Code.

Belarus Labor Code Changes

Belarus Labor Code Changes

The Belarus Government introduced significant changes in their 2020 labor code. Some significant highlights include legitimization of remote work, paternity leaves, relaxing of travel restrictions on working mothers, the extension of contracts, and more. Here are some of the main Belarus Labor Code Changes and what they mean for Belarus employers and employees.