A new initiative in Singapore gives employers a framework for offering benefits such as flexible schedules and telecommuting. It's part of a global push for work-life balance, and Singapore authorities believe the initative will improve employee retention rates, productivity and engagement.
Since the end of August 2017, if an employee with over two years of service takes their employer to court for unfair dismissal, the damages awarded will now be capped at three months’ salary.
The globalized economy presents new opportunities for growth, frequently requiring companies to send employees overseas on assignments. Sending key talent overseas can solve problems, but employers typically must navigate a common set of challenges, such as immigration status, in-country employment compliance, host and home country taxation, compensation planning and quality of life topics.
Mergers and acquisitions are not all about numbers — they’re just as much about people. Integration of employees and proper blending of company cultures are critical to success, and outstanding communication is the key.
M&A deals can be challenging when you acquire employees in another country. Workers outside the US often have significant legal protections, and companies considering a deal must understand their employer obligations to create accurate budget forecasts and avoid litigation.
Today, Latin American economies face a host of complex issues. Hiring the employees with the skill sets you need, retaining them, and protecting their data is critical to delivering sustainable growth in international markets.
For the first time since 1958, France has elected a president with ties to neither of the country’s two main political parties. Here’s a brief look at the economic conditions Emmanuel Macron faces and his employment agenda.
As successful companies expand internationally, they develop HR operations that are adaptable to local markets and changing business needs.
As part of an ongoing effort to improve employee/family life in Spain, the statutory paternity leave has increased, effective January 1, 2017.
Following recent amendments to the Polish Labor Code, an employee may only start work if an employer has confirmed in writing the conditions of the employment beforehand.