The UK government is changing how childcare vouchers work and has announced that, from early 2017, new childcare voucher schemes through private vendors can no longer be set up.
Beginning October 1, 2016, the national minimum wage increased in the UK.
The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 (PBA) provides for payment of bonuses to individuals employed in certain establishments on the basis of profit, production or productivity.
The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016, was passed in India’s upper house of parliament on August 11, 2016.
Creating a mentally healthy workplace is everyone’s responsibility, but change must start at the top. Business leaders play a critical role in driving practices that promote mental health in the workplace. Here are a few areas to concentrate on when making improvements.
On July 1, 2016, the High Income Threshold (HIT) will increase to $138,900.
On July 3, 2016 Russia passed a law (Federal Law 272-FZ) which introduces a number of key changes relating to employment payments. The changes will be effective October 3rd.
Effective July 1, 2016, employers can distribute shares to their employees up to a value of 10% of their annual salary. The scheme, called a 7P scheme, can be established by a written agreement between the employee and the employer with tax levied only at the point of sale based on capital gains rather than income tax.
URSSAF, the French social security authorities, have commenced legal proceedings against Uber for unpaid social security contributions, claiming that its drivers are employees and not self-employed. Additional criminal proceedings are also underway which accuse Uber of illegally misclassifying drivers in an attempt to avoid employment laws.
This week's Global Glance looks at the Pew’s new digital economy survey; how Senator Warren’s speech on the gig economy sparked a global debate; and France's ongoing labor unrest.