Reduced working hours and financial compensation

Under ‘special circumstances’ such as a fire, a flood or an epidemic, employers in various sectors will be confronted with lower client demand and a subsequently reduced workload. These circumstances are not considered to be a regular business risk. The COVID-19 virus, better known as the coronavirus, qualifies as an epidemic and will result in […]

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Laurel Bellows will be speaking in Florida Modern-Day Slavery

IR Global Member, Laurel Bellows will be speaking in Florida at three different locations. She will be speaking on the topic of Modern-Day Slavery. She is hoping to invite Florida members of IR Global to attend her speech or to meet for coffee while she is in Florida. Thursday, February 20th 10:30AM- First United Methodist […]

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Buyssens Advocaten Sociaal Recht joins IR as the exclusive Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Member in Belgium

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Sofie Vandermeersch of Buyssens Advocaten Sociaal Recht. Sofie has joined IR as our exclusive Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Member in Belgium. Sofie Vandermeersch specialises in employment law and all related aspects of a business, company and criminal law. She has […]

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France Improves Its Attractiveness For Inbound Expatriates

Employees hired in France or posted to France from abroad may be exempt from contributing to French pension schemes due to France’s effort to transform economic growth and aid businesses. The new ‘PACTE’ (Action Plan for Business Growth and Transformation) law adopted in April 2019 includes a specific exemption of pension contributions for inbound expatriates […]

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Buyssens Advocaten Sociaal Recht joins IR as the exclusive Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Member in Belgium

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Tony Van de Calseyde of Buyssens Advocaten Sociaal Recht. Tony has joined IR as our exclusive Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Member in Belgium. Tony Van de Calseyde specialises in employment law and social security law. He has broad expertise gained over […]

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Are you ready to make Equal Pay happen now?

Who is talking about Equal Pay? Nationally, the Presidential candidates at the Democratic debate spoke about the importance of equal pay. Internationally, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team used their voices and their global platform as Gold Medal winners to talk about equal pay and the wage discrimination they combat inside and outside the sports arena. But […]

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Workplace Investigations

Process and enforcement in the age of #MeToo

The #MeToo movement was founded more than a decade ago, as a vehicle against sexual abuse and harassment. Despite its longevity, it really only entered the public consciousness in October […]

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Exploring PAYE: How the New French Income Tax System will Impact Foreign Employers

France’s new Pay as You Earn (PAYE) tax system will have implications for foreign employers, including, in some cases, the appointment of an accredited tax representative in France. The PAYE system went live on January 1st 2019 and is designed to compel employers to withhold income tax from their employees’ taxable salaries and pay it […]

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What You Need to Know About the New Tax on “Excess” Nonprofit Compensation

On the last day of 2018, the IRS issued Notice 2019-09 clarifying how the new 21 percent tax on “excess” compensation impacts nonprofits.  The tax is effective for compensation paid in tax years beginning after December 31, 2017.[1]    For most nonprofits, the biggest impact will be the need to keep track of whether they […]

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The New Voluntary Disclosure Practice: A Fair Compromise?

On November 29, 2018, the IRS released updated Voluntary Disclosure Practice (VCP) procedures applicable to both offshore and domestic voluntary disclosures.  The new VCP supersedes in part the IRS’s longstanding voluntary disclosure practice and fills the gap left in the absence of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), which ended on September 28, 2018 (see […]

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ALERT – UPDATED: Year-End Charitable Giving Ideas: IRA Rollovers and “Bunching” Charitable Deductions

Recent tax law changes amplify the benefits of two different charitable giving ideas: (1) “bunching” charitable giving to maximize deductions and (2) making a charitable IRA rollover. First, donor-advised funds offer the opportunity to “bunch” charitable deductions into a single year to better take advantage of the higher standard deduction available under the 2017 Tax […]

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#MeToo

Is it time up for discrimination in the workplace?

The #MeToo movement officially began in October 2017 as a social media hashtag in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations aimed at high profile Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein. It […]

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