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.
As Radius reported last fall, certain public and private sector employees in Sweden are trialing a six-hour workday. Those innovative employers that are trialing the six-hour workday recognize the significant potential of the practice. While there are potential disadvantages to a shortened workday — such as the possibility that the employer might need to recruit additional workers to make up for lost hours — there are also many long-term employer benefits of moving to such a schedule.
Last month Uber announced that it will pay up to $100 million to settle class action claims from US drivers claiming to be employees rather than self-employed contractors. The global ride-hailing service is fighting similar battles on a number of fronts, including a lawsuit in the UK from drivers seeking worker rights and compensation for lost earnings.This new world of contingent labour does not come without costs, and is in many ways seriously testing old labour codes that demarcate the self-employed from the employed. The distinction is an important one.