Ireland Pensions: Introduction of New Auto-Enrolment Scheme

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The Irish Government have approved draft heads of new legislation to introduce a new occupational pension scheme to automatically enrol workers. Approx. 750,000 workers will be auto-enrolled with option to opt-out Starting at 1.5% of gross earnings raising to maximum of 6% over 10 years Matching employer contributions with a further State top-up For very […]

Australia: An excellent investment destination for your APAC expansion

United Kingdom, Eurozone and North American businesses considering expansion in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region are looking to Australia more and more as an ideal location to establish a base of operation. There are many reasons for the increasing popularity of Australia as a good destination for global growth. The pros of setting up ‘shop’ […]

Ontario, Canada: New Hire Minimum Training Requirements

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For those that employ staff in Ontario, Canada, the following training is mandatory for companies to run for their employees. AODA training Worker Health and Safety Awareness Training  AODA training requirements  In 2005, the Ontario Public Service passed The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), making AODA training required for all employers and workers […]

Belgium: Work From Home Allowance

Employees in Belgium who “structurally and regularly” work from home can receive a flat-rate cost allowance from their employer. The Belgian tax administration issued a circular (2021/C/20) applying to employees continuing to work from home post-COVID.  Please note, this allowance is not obligatory so what employers actually offer will differ from business to business. The […]

Germany: Legislative Update August 2022

Despite heavy criticism the German parliament has passed a bill on 23 June 2022 that amongst others changes the Verification Act (Nachweisgesetz) (“New Bill”) with effect of 1 August 2022. Employment Contracts on/after 1 August 2022 The New Bill requires employers for employees who start on/after 1 August 2022 to: record more essential terms and […]

Legislation updates – January 2022

UK The UK will have an additional bank holiday in 2022 to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee. The late May bank holiday weekend will be moved to Thursday 2nd June, and the additional bank holiday will take place on Friday 3rd June, giving many people the opportunity to take a four-day weekend. Canada (Ontario) On November 30, […]