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So, You’re Ready to Switch from EoR to Payroll… What’s Next?

Making the move from an Employer of Record or Global PEO solution to setting up a legal entity in a new location can be a big step. For some, the right time to make this shift will be when the company has reached a critical mass of employees in the specific region, while for others […]

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What Should I Include in My Employee’s Compensation Plan?

Your employee compensation plan is the full package that you offer your staff for the work that they do for you. You might immediately think about the base salary that you provide, but that’s just the start. The rest of the compensation plan could be dependent on many considerations, such as your location, your legal […]

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Chile Payslip Explained

Countries handle and distribute payslips differently all over the world. By providing a visual breakdown of a Chilean payslip we aim to help you better understand the taxes, deductions, and contributions that go with payroll. Did you know that Chile… Companies that generate profit are required to provide annual bonuses to their employees. After the […]

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How to Hire… Remote Software Developers

41% of employers say that finding the right talent is a struggle when hiring software developers. Qualified developers with strong skills and experience are incredibly in demand, and it’s become more popular than ever to look abroad to find that human capital. However, depending on where you hire from and what your goals are, there […]

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Can Companies Offer Global Employees Equity Via EORs?

An Employer-of-Record (EoR) or Global PEO is a great workaround for when your company wants to compliantly hire employees abroad, but does not have a local entity in the relevant location. A local in-country partner hires the employee on your behalf, and they take the responsibility for meeting any legal requirements. As the official employer, […]

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Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Overseas Contractor a Full Time Employee

Working with contractors has a lot of benefits. In many cases, companies may choose to engage with a freelancer or a contractor to get access to niche, skilled expertise without the need to pay social security, healthcare and other benefits, or employee taxes. However, if you’re looking to take on a contractor on a more […]

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Independent Contractor vs Employee: What’s the Difference?

How you classify your workers matters — fact. Companies that are mis-classifying contractors have been facing steep fines.  If you’re wondering what the differences are between an independent contractor and an employee, you’re in the right place. Let’s look at a quick definition of both types of worker, and how that makes a difference in […]

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How COVID-19 has Driven Workforce Management Technology

As part of the rapid transformation of the workplace, workforce management technology has taken a real leap in the past year. If you’re looking to keep the momentum going and continue to accelerate automation and innovation in the way you work, here are some best practices to keep in mind. Making a Cultural Change Think […]

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Domestic PEO vs Global PEO: What Do They Mean, And Which Do I Need?

We often get asked about whether a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) relationship would work for various global employment needs. We’ve noticed some confusion around the various terms and when the different types of PEO are the right choice for US companies. Let’s settle the matter once and for all, with an overview of both domestic […]

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Looking to Hire Your First Overseas Sales Manager?

Here’s What you Need to Know Getting ready to expand into a new region often starts with hiring your first overseas sales manager. This is because a sales manager is best-placed to scout for leads and develop a new market, a very common goal when expanding into a new area. Once recruited, this sales manager […]

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What’s the Difference between Remote Hiring and Overseas Expansion Hiring?

And Why Does it Matter? Multinational organizations have been hit hard by the global pandemic, with supply chain issues, currency fluctuations, and general uncertainty in global markets impacting business as usual. However, in general, there’s a lot of benefits to having assets and employees in multiple countries. Organizations with a multinational presence may benefit from lower […]

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4 Major Hidden Costs of a Decentralized Global Payroll

Here’s a question we get asked all the time. Will unification of our global payroll save me money each month? The simple answer is yes, and not just because of the reduced costs of hiring a single vendor for your end-to-end payroll management. The truth is, it’s about a lot more than any ‘hard costs’, […]

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Best Practices for Working from Anywhere – KPMG Report

According to the 2021 KPMG Work Anywhere, Together report “The new normal isn’t necessarily a world without working in an office; it’s just a world where we focus on the work instead of the office.” The report shines a light on the post-pandemic working reality, where physical offices are empty, organizations are struggling with an […]

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A Simple Guide to Brexit: What Do I Need to Know as an Employer?

After more negotiations and back and forth than many people thought possible, Brexit has finally happened. But what does this mean in practice for global employers who manage a diverse and distributed workforce? Here’s what you need to know. UK Nationals Working in the EU 31st of December 2020 was the final date for eligibility […]

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Employee’s Rights & COVID-19: What Can Employees Expect

Has COVID-19 changed what employees are entitled to expect and receive, both in the United States and abroad? Let’s take a deep dive on three key issues that have become topics of conversation since the outbreak of the pandemic, and discuss how they are viewed through the lens of employee rights. Are Employees Entitled to […]

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Ecuador Payslip Explained

Countries handle and distribute payslips differently all over the world. By providing a visual breakdown of an Ecuador payslip we aim to help you better understand the taxes, deductions, and contributions that go with payroll. Did you know that Ecuador… requires employers to provide 13th and 14th salaries. requires employers to contribute to an employee’s savings […]

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Hypergrowth Companies & EORs: Scaling Growth Hack

Hypergrowth companies are every venture capitalist’s dream. Investors often get involved in a start-up’s infancy, even at the seed stages, in the hopes of discovering the next Uber, Slack, or Netflix. These companies seem to blink into existence, before growing exponentially over an extremely short period of time, and becoming household success stories. However, the […]

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Think it’s Simple to Sidestep Permanent Establishment Risk? Think Again

When it comes to understanding permanent establishment laws, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. In fact, the decisions that you make will vary depending on your own accounting process, your employee strategy, your location, and your overall tolerance to risk. It’s important to recognize that there isn’t a magic formula for working out exactly when you need […]

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5 Companies Making Remote-First a Reality Post-COVID-19

Due to the ‘trial by fire’ nature of COVID-19, 2020 was the year that many employers changed their minds about working remotely. There is no longer any doubt that employees can be equally if not increasingly productive while working from home, and that there are added benefits in terms of emotional wellbeing, morale, cost, and […]

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Israel: A Guide to Prevent Collapse During Coronavirus

We have gathered information on what measures you can take as an employer in Israel to help preserve your employees while keeping your business intact. As more information comes in, we will update this post.   April 13, 2021 Starting next week, it will not be required to wear masks outdoors.  However, masks will still […]

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Canada: A Guide to Prevent Collapse During Coronavirus

We have gathered information on what measures you can take as an employer in Canada to help preserve your employees while keeping your business intact. As more information comes in, we will update this post. January 6, 2021 The government announced that those returning from non-essential travel (i.e holiday travel) to Canada will no longer […]

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Peru Payslip Explained

Countries handle and distribute payslips differently all over the world. By providing a visual breakdown of a Peru payslip we aim to help you better understand the taxes, deductions, and contributions that go with payroll. Did you know that Peru… has 13th and 14th salaries which are paid in July and December. at just 9%, […]

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Guide to Managing Remote Workers Across U.S State Lines

There are a number of reasons to learn about the legalities and obligations of working across various state lines in the US. Whether you have employees who commute to the office  from a separate state every day, you’ve recently enforced work-from-home policies due to the pandemic, or you’re looking to hire employees and give them […]

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Looking to Work in the Sun? Country Relocation Schemes for Remote Employees

Pre-COVID-19, only around 7% of US employees worked remotely, with that number rising to 64% since the pandemic began. But, does working remotely need to equate to sitting on your sofa in a button-down shirt and pyjama pants? Or can your employees freely roam the globe, with their trusty laptop to keep them connected to […]

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Italy: A Guide to Prevent Collapse During Coronavirus

We have gathered information on what measures you can take as an employer in Italy to help preserve your employees while keeping your business intact. As more information comes in, we will update this post. May 18, 2021  Italy has changed the terms of the current curfew.  Curfew will now begin at 11 pm (instead […]

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Hiring a Global Workforce of Freelancers: An Expensive Deal

For many businesses, the remote working landscape, accelerated by COVID-19, has made it easier for HR to hire from anywhere, leveraging skills and talent in new locations around the globe. The thinking is clear. By relying on freelance contracts and gig economy operating models, organizations can skip the costs of incorporating locally where their workers […]

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Geneva Minimum Wage Goes into Effect – Highest in the World

In September, Geneva announced that the vote to introduce minimum wage to the canton had passed by garnering 58% of the vote. This comes after the two prior votes, in 2011 and 2014, which were both rejected. The new minimum wage which goes into effect next week on November 1 will become the highest in […]

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Spain: A Guide to Prevent Collapse During Coronavirus

We have gathered information on what measures you can take as an employer to help preserve your employees while keeping your business intact. As more information comes in, we will update this post. October 26, 2020 As of yesterday, Spain has declared a “state of emergency.” With exception of the Canary Islands, from Sunday, a […]

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Why You Need to Consolidate your EOR/PEO Providers

We often hear from our customers that once they start hiring candidates globally, they wonder how they ever stayed swimming in their own local pool of talent. Global Employer of Record (EOR) solutions allow businesses to jump the hurdles of establishing payroll and contractor arrangements, and hire candidates from anywhere in the world. No need […]

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How (And Why) to Transition from Contractors to Employers of Record

Working with independent contractors, at first glance, has many advantages. There are no taxes to calculate and withhold since contractors are paid in a lump sum and handle their own tax payments. They are not subject to labor laws, so there are no health insurance, pension payments, or overtime costs. There are no additional costs […]

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India: A Guide to Prevent Collapse During Coronavirus

We have gathered information on what measures you can take as an employer in India to help preserve your employees while keeping your business intact. As more information comes in, we will update this post. October 8, 2020 Delhi – In an attempt to curb the economic blow due to COVID-19, restrictions on restaurant operations […]

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When Payroll and Contractor Models aren’t a Good Fit. Introducing EOR

When it comes to employment models, there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. While payroll is the most stable and far-reaching choice, it also has the most risk and liability associated with it. In contrast, a contractor model has the least administrative overhead attached, but you’ll need a smart contractor management solution to scale […]

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Gulf State Labor Reforms – Qatar & UAE

Qatar and the UAE have recently announced a series of dramatic labor reforms. The new legislation will drastically improve employee rights by granting paternity leave in the UAE and raising the minimum wage and ending the requirement for migrant laborers to obtain permission to change jobs in Qatar. The minimum wage in Qatar was raised […]

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Payroll Data Monitoring Dashboard

Introducing Payroll Data Monitoring, our new BI dashboard to help track gaps in worker counts, items, and payments month-over-month. When the Papaya platform spots a gap in those areas, it signals an alert – low, medium, or high. The new additions to our dashboard provide further advancements in data reliability, transparency, and overall user-friendliness. The […]

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The Impact of Coronavirus on Business Travel and Immigration

The continuous effects of Covid-19 cases are causing countries to constantly rethink their entry and exit restrictions. But with the businesses struggling, countries are trying to find ways to boost their economies; whether it be by closing their borders to drive up local businesses, by opening borders to allow for global trade to restart, or […]

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Global Hiring Trends and the Impact of Coronavirus

Papaya Global’s vast collection of global payroll data allows us to gather insights on important business trends around the world such as when businesses are hiring, when they’re terminating, and identify these trends by country. Over the past few months Coronavirus has taken a toll on the global market, and in order to fully understand […]

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Colombian Payslip Explained

Countries handle and distribute payslips differently all over the world. By providing a visual breakdown of a Columbian payslip we aim to help you better understand the taxes, deductions, and contributions that go with payroll. Did you know that Colombia… is the 55th largest export economy in the world. Main exports are crude petroleum, coal […]

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Corona – Government Wage Guarantee Programmes

Many countries are helping businesses minimize the need to terminate employees during the COVID-19 pandemic to enable companies to resume activity as quickly as possible once the pandemic subsides.  Outlined below are specific wage subsidy schemes that certain governments have introduced. Canada: up to 75% The Canadian government has passed legislation called Canada Emergency Wage […]

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Singapore: A Guide to Prevent Collapse During Coronavirus

We have gathered information on what measures you can take as an employer in Singapore to help preserve your employees while keeping your business intact. As more information comes in, we will update this post. If you have any questions on the impact of Coronavirus on labor laws, visit our LinkedIn AMA post and leave us […]

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Portugal: A Guide to Prevent Collapse During Coronavirus

We have gathered information on what measures you can take as an employer in Portugal to help preserve your employees while keeping your business intact. As more information comes in, we will update this post. If you have any questions on the impact of Coronavirus on labor laws, visit our Linkedin AMA post and leave us […]

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Finland Payslip Explained

Countries handle and distribute payslips differently all over the world. By providing a visual breakdown of a Finland payslip we aim to help you better understand the taxes, deductions, and contributions that go with payroll. Did you know that Finland… Is currently ranked the 7th most innovative country Was named the happiest country in the […]

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Ireland Payslip Explained

Countries handle and distribute payslips differently all over the world. By providing a visual breakdown of an Irish payslip we aim to help you better understand the taxes and contributions that go with its payroll. Did you know that Ireland… Has a very low corporate tax rate (12.5%). Is listed as the 6th freest economy. […]

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United Kingdom Payslip Explained

Countries handle and distribute payslips differently all over the world. By providing a visual breakdown of a UK payslip we aim to help you better understand the taxes and contributions that go with its payroll. Did you know that the United Kingdom: Has many labor law changes are coming into effect April 2020. See our […]

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U.K Labor Law Changes – April 2020

A number of big labor law changes are set to take place in the United Kingdom in April 2020. We outline some of the key changes taking place below. Parental Bereavement Provision The Parental Bereavement Provision will allow for parents and primary carers who have lost a child to take at least two weeks paid […]

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Israel Payslip Explained

Countries handle and distribute payslips differently all over the world. By providing a visual breakdown of an Israel payslip we aim to help you better understand the taxes and contributions that go with payroll. Did you know that Israel… Has the highest number of startups per capita Is listed as the fifth most innovative country […]

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2020 Key Payroll & Employment Law Updates

As the year 2020 approaches, new or updated labor laws will be taking effect. This means changes regarding employer and employee contributions, contract regulations, employee benefits, minimum wages and much more. This roundup is to provide you with key changes that have happened in various countries around the globe. To stay up to date on […]

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Happy Holidays! See what made 2019 so amazing

This past year has been the most exciting and prodigious by far for us at Papaya Global. It’s been a year of immense growth and accomplishments, and as 2020 nears we would like to share some of our highlights that have made 2019 our most special year thus far. Papaya Global’s series A funding round […]

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Oceania Payroll & Labour Law Guide

The fourteen countries that make Oceania are a collective of islands spanning between Asia and the Americas. Its four regions are Australasia, Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia and are home to diverse environments and people, that provide an array of business sectors and opportunities. The service industry is the largest sector in Oceania, with tourism education […]

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Danish Payslip Explained

Countries handle and distribute payslips differently all over the world. By providing a visual breakdown of a Danish payslip we aim to help you better understand the taxes, deductions, and contributions that go with payroll. Did you know that Denmark… Is known for its “flexicurity” which is admired for reflecting the needs of employers while […]

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October: Payroll and Employment Law Updates

  South Korea Raises Tax Rate for Funding Unemployment  The employment Insurance act has been revised and the unemployment insurance premium rate has been raised to improve the unemployment benefit system. The main purpose of the system is to help unemployed persons in South Korea find work while maintaining a minimum income. The rate has […]

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