Category: Payroll

[Podcast] Works Council and Why it Matters in the EU

In this Globig Podcast, we’re discussing Works Councils in the EU, what they are, and why they matter much more than most companies are prepared for when entering into foreign markets, especially the EU and countries such as Germany, UK, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg,…

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3 Reasons to Consider Shadow Payroll for your Expatriates

Are you planning to send an employee to a foreign country for a reasonably long project or length of time? If yes, then besides arranging visa and managing the required documentation, you also need to take care of some the complex areas like…

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3 Countries with the Most Complex Payroll Processing

Payroll management for an offshore business can be a challenging task due to the unique processes, compliance issues, and constantly changing legislation of different countries. Global payroll professionals need to factor in wage rules, working hours, labor practices, and other aspects when processing…

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China: Increase in the Monthly Minimum Wage to Counter the Economic Slowdown

China is gradually revising the minimum monthly wage, but not all at once for the entire nation. Each province and municipality set its minimum wage based on its local economic needs. Recently, the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Human Resource & Social Security has…

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Australia Introduces Single Touch Payroll

The Australian government introduces a real-time reporting system to streamline the reporting of tax and superannuation by employers. The government initiated the process when it passed the Budget Savings - Omnibus Bill - September 2016. Under the proposed legislation, a new electronic reporting…

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Brazil Withdraws Payroll Tax Cuts

In a key policy this year, the Brazilian government has concluded that in order to meet the fiscal target of this current year and maintain balanced accounts, they must cut R$42.1 billion from their planned expenses in 2017. This will impact almost all…

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Global Payroll: Taking a Practical Approach

Global Payroll Association (GPA) teams up with SmugMug, ADP and Global Upside for an informative webinar Global Payroll: Taking a Practical Approach. During the webinar you will find out why Brazil, China, France and Russia are special cases when you are running global payroll.…

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Do you have employees in Singapore? Learn about Social Security, Statutory Leaves, and Recent Employment Act changes

The Employment Act is Singapore's primary labor law and provides the necessary terms and conditions at work for employees covered by the Act. All employees working under a contract of service are covered except managers, executives with a monthly basic salary of more than $4,500, seafarers, domestic…

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5 Questions to Ask When Paying Employees

Paying employees in local currencies is one of the most expensive yet most overlooked issues for global companies. Without careful planning, you could end up paying thousands of dollars in exchange rates and bank transfer fees while burdening your payroll and treasury departments…

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A Guide for Running Payroll in Germany

Germany, an active European Union member country, is also the fourth largest economy in the world. The country consists of 16 federal states which are further divided into 20 regions. Each territory has the power to impose a regional tax that can vary from 1.23% to 2.03%.…

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