PEOs and the Gig Economy

Fixed working hours. Adhere to organizational hierarchy. Long careers at one organization. The traditional workforce is structured with a single employer at the top and multiple workers following a hierarchy below. Conversely, the gig economy is defined by flexibility. Flexibility in working hours. Flexibility in the location. Flexibility in the commitment. From freelancers to independent contractors, the McKinsey Global Institute report on the gig economy states that 20-30% of workers in Europe and the US

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Doing Business in Germany: 5 Things to Keep in Mind

Germany’s skilled labor force, technological expertise, and highly developed infrastructure make it one of the top investment destinations. In this post, we have listed five key factors that foreign businesses need to consider before beginning operations in Germany. 1.    Setting up a Business Legal entity setup can be complex and time consuming as companies need to navigate through several procedures including liaising with the local commercial register, the local chamber of industry and commerce, and

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UK: Updates on Proposed Paid Parental Bereavement Leave

UK lawmakers are deliberating a new Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) that will make it mandatory for employers to give paid time off to grieving parents. If approved, the new legislation is expected to be rolled out between 2018 and 2020. It will Grant 2 weeks’ paid statutory leave to employed parents who have lost a child under the age of 18, and allow them time to grieve. Allow companies to claim back parental bereavement

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9 FAQs About Professional Employer Organizations (PEO)

1. What are Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs)? A PEO is an organization to which an organization can outsource a wide range of human resource management tasks including benefits, compensation, recruitment, payroll, and training. Following a co-employment model, a PEO hires employees on behalf of their clients and acts as the “employer on record” responsible for insurance and tax compliance of the employees. 2. What are the types of businesses that need a PEO? Any types of

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