Compliance Wrap: Scotland, Ireland, and Switzerland

New Scottish Benefit: Adult Disability Payment (ADP) A new adult disability program will open in pilot areas of the country on March 21, 2022. Social Security Scotland will issue the payments to replace the current Personal Independence (PIP) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) that’s delivered by the UK Government’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). […]

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Best Practices, Newsroom |  Risk & Compliance

Compliance Updates: New Zealand, Saudi Arabia

New Zealand: Minimum Wage for Workers During Lockdown A court in New Zealand says workers who didn’t work during the country’s Level 4 lockdown should be paid minimum wage. The ruling specifies the country’s Minimum Wage Act 1983. Saudi Arabia: Direct Flights for Expats Resume Dec. 1 Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1, Saudi Arabia will lift […]

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Best Practices, Newsroom |  Risk & Compliance

Compliance Updates: Ireland, Cambodia, Spain, and Portugal

Ireland: According to the Irish Examiner, the majority of Irish taxpayers would support getting rid of the self-assessed tax system for the self-employed. Instead, they would rather have an easier PAYE process. In Ireland, the self-assessed pay and file deadline is this week, on Nov. 17.The proposed pay-as-you-go model would make it easier for the […]

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Newsroom |  Covid-19

A year after becoming the first European country to impose a national lockdown for COVID-19, Italy is under lockdown again. The whole country became categorized as “red category” over Easter weekend, due to a high number of cases. Because of the new lockdown, a ban on dismissal for Italian employees is extended, including the following: […]

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Newsroom |  payroll

UK: New National Insurance Thresholds

The UK Government have announced that effective from April 2021-2022 National Insurance (NI) thresholds limits will be: Lower earnings limit – £520 per month or £6,240 per year (no change) Primary threshold – £797 per month or £9,568 per year (increased from £792) Secondary threshold – £737per month or £8,840 per year (increased from £732) […]

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Newsroom |  Covid-19

Changes to Public Holidays in Sao Paulo

New public holidays are in place for Sao Paulo. The measures are part of the country’s COVID-19 response. In an effort to reduce travel and encourage people to stay home, the country is moving the following holidays to be held in March and April. Corpus Christi (usually celebrated in June) Conciencia Negra (usually celebrated in […]

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Newsroom |  Benefits & Rewards

Japan Health Insurance Premiums to Decrease

Beginning April 2021, health insurance premiums in Japan will decrease from 9.87% to 9.84%. The country’s nursing insurance premium will also increase from 1.79% to 1.80%. These contributions are split between the employer and employee. The contributions are split between the employer and the employee. Japanese employees will see the changes reflected in their salaries […]

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Newsroom |  Risk & Compliance

A Simple Guide to Brexit: What Do I Need to Know as an Employer?

After more negotiations, Brexit is now in effect. But what does this meanfor global employers who manage a diverse and distributed workforce? Here’s what you need to know. UK Nationals Working in the EU Dec, 31, 2020 was the final date for eligibility for the Withdrawal Agreement, allowing UK nationals to continue to live and work […]

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