Ontario Elevates HR Profession with New Recognition
Ontario’s Legislature unanimously passed the Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, which gives greater responsibility to the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) by expanding its regulatory powers.
Corporate Fraud on the Rise Worldwide
The incidence of corporate fraud in every category measured has increased in the past year, according to recent survey findings.
Latin American Companies Embracing Workplace Benefits
Companies in Latin America are increasing their use of employee benefits programs, including offering voluntary benefits to boost employee productivity and worker satisfaction.
Swiss Voters Reject CEO Pay Cap
Swiss voters rejected a proposal to limit monthly executive pay to the equivalent of the annual earnings of a company’s lowest-paid employee.
USCIS Expanding Site Visits to L-1 Petitioners
USCIS plans to begin conducting post-approval site visits of L-1 petitions in the beginning of 2014.
Employment Law Update: U.K.
Clawback clauses; garden leave; disability discrimination; resignations; more.
Global Telecommuting Raises Issues
Technologies that facilitate cross-border telecommuting are powerful tools for retaining talented employees who need to work from a home in a foreign country without checking into a brick-and-mortar office.
Millennials Worldwide Need Help Planning for Retirement
The majority of workers between the ages of 20 and 29 (59 percent) in 12 North American, European and Asian countries expect to be financially worse off in retirement than their parents’ generation, according to new research.
Venezuelan Workers Set to Receive Highest Pay Raises in the World
Companies in Venezuela are predicting 26 percent pay hikes in 2014, according to a recent salary-trends survey. However, with the country’s 38 percent inflation rate, Venezuelan workers are actually facing a spending-power reduction of 12 percent.
Global HR Service-Delivery Processes, Technologies in Flux
Savvy companies are investing in advances in HR service delivery as well as seizing opportunities to deploy sophisticated new technologies that can make the HR function more effective and efficient, according to a recently published survey report.
Global Employee Handbooks Must Balance Compliance with Culture
For U.S. multinational companies, creating personnel policies that comply with U.S. federal and state law and the laws of international jurisdictions is a major challenge.