Webinars

11/29/2018

The global economy is evolving quickly, and tech and other startups are looking beyond traditional expansion targets like the UK and China. Popular targets now include relatively low cost, talent-rich countries like Israel, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Poland, which recently joined the ranks of FTSE Russell advanced economies, the first country to do so in nearly ten years. Throughout this evolution, many of the basic concepts of international expansion continue to hold true. As enforcement by tax and immigration authorities everywhere tightens, it’s more important than ever for companies considering expansion to understand these concepts so they know the right questions to ask, regardless of target country.

11/13/2018

Everyone knows hiring and managing employees abroad is more complex than managing a domestic-only workforce. Global employers must contend with sometimes unfamiliar and changing labor and immigration laws in each country of operation, varying cultural expectations, time-zone differences and much more.
Given widespread global economic growth, tightening immigration rules, changing worker expectations related to flexible hours and employee leave, along with other factors, it’s more challenging than ever to attract and retain quality employees. Multinationals must understand what today’s workers want, and what benefits their competitors are offering, to succeed in today’s global economy.

11/8/2018

As emerging technology continues to radically change the global workforce, HR professionals are increasingly relied upon to manage the ever-changing needs of their organizations and employees. While automation and artificial intelligence have the potential to eliminate or ease certain job functions, superior human capital remains at the core of competitive and innovative companies. How can HR leaders leverage new technology to help their businesses run more efficiently while also fostering the soft skills employees need to perform successfully in high-touch environments? This webinar will offer insights into how leading companies are balancing investments in technology with investments in their workforce to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

10/30/2018

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act fundamentally altered the tax environment for U.S. multinational companies (“MNCs”). In addition, the OECD BEPS project, the EU’s Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive and other local country regulations are adding to the complexity that finance and tax executives of MNCs are facing daily. In order to maximize tax benefits and cost savings, companies need to rethink their corporate structure, their financial priorities, and their tax strategy.

Join us for this informative webinar, where our subject matter experts will outline recent and upcoming changes, and provide strategies for navigating the complexities of the new tax landscape both inside and outside the U.S. Our subject matter experts will discuss the current state of U.S. and international regulations, the practical consequences of failing to comply with changing tax laws, and the best approaches your organization can take to be proactive in your tax compliance strategy.

10/23/2018

Everyone knows hiring and managing employees abroad is more complex than managing a domestic-only workforce. Global employers must contend with sometimes unfamiliar and changing labor and immigration laws in each country of operation, varying cultural expectations, time-zone differences and much more.
Given widespread global economic growth, tightening immigration rules, changing worker expectations related to flexible hours and employee leave, along with other factors, it’s more challenging than ever to attract and retain quality employees. Multinationals must understand what today’s workers want, and what benefits their competitors are offering, to succeed in today’s global economy.

9/25/2018

More than 100 countries are part of the OECD’s Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS). These jurisdictions are committed to remaking the international tax framework by implementing BEPS rules. Among the key elements of the BEPS program are changes to the permanent establishment (PE) framework to account for the taxation of digital companies, and new, stricter country-by-country reporting (CbCR) obligations related to transfer pricing practices. Unfortunately, individual jurisdictions are implementing new BEPS-related PE and CbCR rules unilaterally and to varying degrees. It’s more important than ever for multinationals to understand these trends so they know the right questions to ask to lower the risk of fines and reputational damage.

9/18/2018

More than 100 countries are part of the OECD’s Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS). These jurisdictions are committed to remaking the international tax framework by implementing BEPS rules. Among the key elements of the BEPS program are changes to the permanent establishment (PE) framework to account for the taxation of digital companies, and new, stricter country-by-country reporting (CbCR) obligations related to transfer pricing practices. Unfortunately, individual jurisdictions are implementing new BEPS-related PE and CbCR rules unilaterally and to varying degrees. It’s more important than ever for multinationals to understand these trends so they know the right questions to ask to lower the risk of fines and reputational damage.

9/6/2018

Millennial workers make up an increasingly large share of the global workforce, and attracting and retaining them has never been more important. Despite this, many multinationals have been slow to adapt to the generation’s expectations and values. Stereotypes surrounding millennials — including the perception that they’re pampered and lack loyalty towards their employers — are remarkably consistent across cultures. But despite some unflattering labels, millennials have proved to be intelligent and hardworking, especially if their employers understand and respect their concerns. This webinar will offer insights into what millennials value in the workplace, how to adopt your HR policies to retain and get the most out of millennials, and best practices for developing performance-review programs that account for millennials.

7/19/2018

If you’re a business looking to expand internationally, you’ll need to comply with a host of unfamiliar regulations, from immigration rules to permanent establishment laws to employer obligations. You’ll also face myriad new challenges and unfamiliar requirements specifically related to finance and accounting. Knowing country-specific rules and regulations can help you develop a sound accounting strategy to maximize revenue, manage your tax liability and reduce business risk. Understanding best practices abroad can help you establish a solid accounting framework and reporting structure and avoid penalties and fines.

6/27/2018

If your organization sends employees abroad, you need to understand what a shadow payroll is and how it works. The basic concept is relatively simple, and shadow payrolls are great for lowering employer and employee risks. Properly establishing and maintaining a shadow payroll is, however, far from simple. There are countless items to consider, such as whether to implement a tax protection or tax equalization policy, how to calculate hypothetical taxes, the best way to send money across borders and much more.

6/14/2018

Virtually all multinationals are aware of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a sweeping law that has significant ramifications for HR departments. If you employ workers based in Europe, you need to know your GDPR-related obligations in detail to protect yourself from fines and reputational damage. Unfortunately for employers, the GDPR is not the only recent change to Europe’s employment landscape. Multinationals must respond to other ongoing legislative and cultural shifts if they hope to attract and retain talent and in some cases avoid penalties. These changes include those related to Brexit, flexible working hours, six-hour workdays, discrimination protections and more.

5/15/2018

If your organization processes the personal data of EU citizens, you need to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), even if you don’t have a legal presence in an EU country. The GDPR comes into effect on May 25, 2018, and many companies are still scrambling to determine what they need to do to protect themselves from penalties, which can be substantial. This presentation provides information about the key concepts of the GDPR, and some essential policies and procedures you need to implement to lower your risks.