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  • Tax Withholding and Retention in Singapore: A Guide for Overseas Employers

    Companies that are hiring employees in Singapore will need to know the system of withholding and taxes for both expats and local residents.  If you are just entering Singapore as an employer, you will need to familiarize yourself with the country’s tax and withholding rules. Here is a quick guide to understanding the basics to get […]

  • Legal Requirements for Payroll in Canada: A Guide for Overseas Employers

    When your company decides to hire employees in a foreign country for any reason, you will usually need to run a local payroll in the country.  This may be a new challenge for some HR departments who may have been planning to simply put the employee on the home payroll. The problem with running a […]

  • Payslips and Employer Contributions in France: A Guide for Overseas Employers

    It would seem that one of the simpler tasks of employing workers overseas would be calculating and issuing the payslip.  However, every country has its own rules and formats that are required to meet their requirements, and France is one of the more complex payroll jurisdictions for a company to understand. The question that you […]

  • Preferential Tax Treatment in China: A Guide for Overseas Employers

    If you are hiring employees in China, you will be required to follow the strictly enforced payroll and employment regulations.  If you don’t have a legal entity in China, how do you run payroll and make sure that all taxes and withholdings are correct? Most companies entering China will not attempt a DIY employment approach, […]

  • Hiring an Employee in India: A Guide for US Employers

    US employers that are considering hiring employees in India will be entering an unfamiliar legal and regulatory environment, with distinct differences from the US.  If your company is entering the hiring process with either locals or expats, you will need to address a few key questions first: Do you have a legal entity set up […]

  • Can You Pay Your Overseas Employee Remotely?

    When your company hires employees overseas the immediate question that comes up is how you are going to pay them.  This is not as simple as it first appears, and the solution is going to vary depending on the type of worker, the specific country and the length of employment. Assuming that you don’t have […]

  • Annual Leave Entitlements in Canada: A Guide for Overseas Employers

    Annual leave or vacation is an important employment benefit, and this is no less so when you hire employees overseas.  When you are setting up the employment contract, it has to meet the minimum leave entitlements in the country, which are often set by statute. So, the question is how do you find out the […]

  • Transitioning a Contractor to an Employee in the UK

    The trend of using contractors in the ‘gig’ economy does not always work out for either the client-company or the worker, and if your company is using contractors you may wonder how to handle any potential transition to formal employment.  Sometimes the lure of independence wears off for the contractor, and they tire of the […]

  • Using a GEO to Hire an Employee Overseas: Pros and Cons

    Hiring an employee in a foreign country carries risk, cost and time factors that may be new to your HR department, and an efficient solution has to be found that meets your business needs but also ensures compliance with unfamiliar laws. The initial challenge is: How can you assess the overall task of setting up […]

  • Terminating an Employee in France: A Guide for Overseas Employers

    One of the more sensitive areas of foreign employment is termination, and how to match up your company’s policies with host country laws.   You will need to have a thorough understanding of justifiable causes, notice periods and severance so that you don’t run into any problems when terminating employees. The rules will apply equally to […]


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