Canada recently expanded its parental leave policy to provide better work-life balance for families. We explain why the changes are controversial, and we give an overview of family leave benefits from around the world.
Mergers and acquisitions are not all about numbers — they’re just as much about people. Integration of employees and proper blending of company cultures are critical to success, and outstanding communication is the key.
M&A deals can be challenging when you acquire employees in another country. Workers outside the US often have significant legal protections, and companies considering a deal must understand their employer obligations to create accurate budget forecasts and avoid litigation.
For the first time since 1958, France has elected a president with ties to neither of the country’s two main political parties. Here’s a brief look at the economic conditions Emmanuel Macron faces and his employment agenda.
This week's Global Glance looks at the Pew’s new digital economy survey; how Senator Warren’s speech on the gig economy sparked a global debate; and France's ongoing labor unrest.
Last month Uber announced that it will pay up to $100 million to settle class action claims from US drivers claiming to be employees rather than self-employed contractors. The global ride-hailing service is fighting similar battles on a number of fronts, including a lawsuit in the UK from drivers seeking worker rights and compensation for lost earnings.This new world of contingent labour does not come without costs, and is in many ways seriously testing old labour codes that demarcate the self-employed from the employed. The distinction is an important one.
Achieving a balance in the area of family leave is critical for multinationals. HR leaders should ask themselves: How can we develop family friendly leave policies that comply with local labor laws and customs, and encourage a healthy work-life balance, all while ensuring that our growing business remains financially sustainable?
Digital technology is transforming the way recruiters find candidates, and it’s happening at a time when the global talent pool itself is undergoing tremendous change. Employers who want to fill overseas posts have a lot to keep up with, and those who stay on top of current trends stand the best chance of finding skilled workers before their competitors do. Here are a few new developments worth following.
Employers operating in Brazil should seriously consider a profit sharing plan, or “PLR,” when designing their compensation plans. Unlike many employer obligations, this one can benefit both employers and employees alike if it is structured properly from the start. This post takes a look at the basics of Brazil’s profit sharing plans, including a list of steps to complete when developing a PLR.
Around this time of year, workers in many countries are looking forward not only to some paid time off, but to an additional employee right that is virtually unheard of in the US: A “13th month” bonus.
When expanding abroad, many HR executives trip over the mandatory paid time off requirements in other countries. That’s because the US doesn’t mandate paid time off, while every other advanced economy in the world does.
The Eiffel Tower and other tourist highlights aren’t the only things France is well known for—those who’ve done business in the country or are planning international expansion are likely also familiar with its reputation for strict employment law. Some of basic tenets of French employment law, like five weeks mandatory vacation and a 35-hour maximum work week, are unheard of to U.S.-based employees.
What about French employment law makes employees cheer and employers groan? Learn some of the key benefits provided to employees in France.