The GDPR went into effect May 25, catching many organizations unprepared. Here are steps your organization should take to avoid a costly and embarrassing breach.
The US has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the EU, Canada and Mexico. These major US trading partners and traditional allies quickly condemned the measures and vowed retaliation. Here’s what US-based multinationals should be most concerned about now.
The Harvey Weinstein scandal and #MeToo movement have focused a wave of attention on workplace harassment. HR departments in the US are scrambling to revise policies and examine their company cultures. But abroad, the picture can be very different. Simply translating home-based policies into a new language for use in another jurisdiction isn’t the answer. Multinationals must learn to navigate relevant foreign laws while realizing that effectively combating harassment is as much about culture as legislation.
America is attempting to renegotiate NAFTA and may withdraw from the pact if its demands aren’t met. Either move would have enormous consequences for US businesses.
In a possible about turn, President Trump recently expressed interest in reopening TPP negotiations. We look at the possible consequences of the US joining the pact.
HR professionals are increasingly expected to understand and comply with antitrust laws, and in particular no-poach agreements, when employing workers at home and abroad.
All EU member states except the UK and Denmark must adopt the euro as official currency. Bulgaria has announced its intention to do so, but EU officials warn that adoption will take time. We explain what the eurozone is, the process for joining, and why Bulgaria may need to go above and beyond meeting formal EU criteria.
Multinationals are attractive targets for fraudsters who specialize in business email compromise, or BEC, which can involve "spear phishing," hacked email accounts or other ploys. To stop BEC scammers from harming your organization, you need to understand how they operate.
Last year, UK authorities started requiring organizations with 250 or more employees to gather statistics about their gender pay gaps. The results were published this month, revealing that women are underrepresented in leadership positions, that some industries are downright hypocritical in their practices, and much more.
Applying one set of HR policies and procedures across multiple countries of operation is usually a recipe for misunderstandings, low employee morale and reduced profits. Multinationals need to take time to study an unfamiliar culture before hiring employees there. Here are some important areas to consider.
Global M&A volume surpassed $1 trillion already this year. That’s the fastest start ever according to Dealogic, and nearly double the 23-year average. The story behind the reasons for the surge is complex and evolving, as is the global M&A landscape itself.
This month, the OECD released a report on taxation and the digital economy. We put the report in context and summarize its high points so you know what leading authorities are saying about the subject now.