Category: HR

The 2016 UK Budget: Impact on HR and Payroll

UK’s 2016 budget has several guidelines and measures that may impact your UK payroll.  Below are some of the main highlights. Income Tax Thresholds. In April 2017, tax-free personal allowance will increase to £11,500 (a £300 increase). The point at which higher earners will…

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Payroll/HR Alert: China Lowers Social Security Contribution Rates

Beginning May 2016, corporations doing business in China can lower their contribution to Pension Insurance, Unemployment Insurance and Housing Provident Funds. The new policy, announced by the China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, aims to relieve corporate burden and increase employee…

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Keeping Private Data Private: EU’s New Regulations

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the European Union’s new common framework and is expected to be enacted by 2018. Under these new guidelines, member states must implement a set of common regulations, yet can include local additions. The common regulations are…

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China: New Family Planning Legislation and Impact on Employers

China has relaxed its strict family planning policies in a 2016 legislation that revokes several population control measures including incentives for late marriages or late childbirth. Here are some highlights of the new “two-child” policy: Maternity Leave In 2015, China’s base maternity leave…

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Canada: Review Employment Contracts to Limit Bonus Pay-off Obligations for Employees During Notice Period

Canadian courts have a clear-cut view on employee bonus: if the bonus is an integral part of the compensation then employers need to pay the bonus to their employees during the notice period.  However, in a recent ruling the Canadian judiciary recognized the…

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Free Seminar: Global Expansion – Getting it Right

Join us for a complimentary seminar on "Global Expansion – Getting it Right" to learn real-world insights, examples, and practical tips for companies going global including: Steps companies should take to ensure they are truly prepared to expand Creating the optimal legal structure Tax and…

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Peru Persists with Structural Reforms to Boost the Economy in 2016

For over a decade, Peru has been one of the fastest growing economies of South America. Some key factors including better economic policies, plenty of natural resources, improved technology, and political stability have worked in its favor. Here’s an overview of some of the changes that…

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Recruitment Outsourcing? 3 reasons you should consider it

According to the Labor Department’s October jobs report, the unemployment rate is now just 5% – a seven-year low. As competition for the best talent heats up, more and more employers are looking for better, more efficient options to acquire talent without having…

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Upcoming Regulatory Changes to Impact APAC Payroll, Data Protection

APAC is a hotbed for HR and Payroll regulatory changes in the coming year. Here are some new laws coming into effect in early 2016 that impact companies with operations or planned expansion in the region. Japan: My Number Law takes effect from January…

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Centralizing Global Payroll? Three Things To Focus On

Companies are increasingly looking at ways to get better visibility, compliance and centralized systems for multi-country payroll. But getting that global strategy in place is far more complex than many initially envision. Consider these 3 things when planning for or implementing a centralized payroll.…

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