The competitiveness of your overseas operations requires sound international human resource practices, with international payroll forming an interesting – if often idiosyncratic – part of that effort.
In October 2012, long-awaited amendments to the Worker Dispatch Act approved by the Diet in March will go into force in Japan, tightening the regulation of both labor hire agencies and the host employers that use labor hire workers. While these PEO-like agencies are allowed in Japan, their use is intended only to support increased workloads, not as a substitute for direct hiring of permanent employees.
Did you know that the U.S. is the only nation worldwide that subscribes to the idea of “at-will” employment? Globally, the employer-employee relationship is much more strictly regulated: required employee contracts, powerful labor unions and extensive statutory benefits are just some of the hurdles U.S. companies will face when hiring overseas.
The Eiffel Tower and other tourist highlights aren’t the only things France is well known for—those who’ve done business in the country or are planning international expansion are likely also familiar with its reputation for strict employment law. Some of basic tenets of French employment law, like five weeks mandatory vacation and a 35-hour maximum work week, are unheard of to U.S.-based employees.
What about French employment law makes employees cheer and employers groan? Learn some of the key benefits provided to employees in France.
Last week’s webinar Employment Law in France: Avoiding Common Pitfalls encouraged a lot of discussion. There were several interesting questions from attendees for HSP's advisory services expert Dafydd Williams; here are some of the highlights, and answers...
Singapore's Budget 2012: An Inclusive Society, A Stronger Singapore, includes the government’s response to several high-profile issues.
Long-anticipated (but no less controversial) changes to the UK’s points-based immigration system were formally announced in March.
Last week’s webinar Beyond At-Will: International Employment Best Practices encouraged a lot of discussion.There were several interesting questions from attendees for HSP's human resources expert Chris Davies; here are some of the highlights, and answers.
The UK government has announced that several employment law changes will go into effect in April 2012.
The old saying goes that the United Kingdom and the United States are just “two countries separated by a common language.” But it’s more than the use of the letter “u” in labo(u)r that distinguishes these two nations.
Similar to the rest of the European Union, U.K. employment law is designed to protect employees, and is very different than those that exist in the U.S. When first considering international expansion to the U.K., here are some of the employment differences that businesses need to keep in mind.