As the global economy continues to evolve, countries around the world are adjusting their tax laws to account for the various market forces in play. One group that is particularly affected by these changes is international contractors. These professionals need to stay up-to-date on the… Read More »Changes in global tax laws impacting international contractors
In certain European countries, it is mandatory for agencies and/or umbrella companies to possess a specific labour leasing license in order to legally lend their candidates to end user without the end user becoming the official employer of the contracted employee. These countries include Germany,… Read More »What is an AUG License & how can we help contractors in Germany?
To put it simply, an EOR (Employer of Record) is an external entity that acts as an employer for a worker in a legal capacity, while that worker is, in fact, working for a different company. EORs allow companies to recruit internationally without having to… Read More »What is an EOR, and who needs one?
Switzerland is a rich market with an established demand for highly skilled personnel, and many companies are looking to hire international recruiters in order to expand their workforce and employ people from around the globe. Regardless of the nationality of a contractor, it is illegal… Read More »What is a SECO License & how can AF help foreign agencies in Switzerland?
The Republic of Singapore is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia, and it is emerging as one of the top locations for the growth of new businesses with a free-market economy. It has a network of established companies, and a budding infrastructure that is… Read More »Hiring Employees/Contractors in Singapore
While not one yet of the absolute top international business hubs, Malaysia still offers a very attractive infrastructure for emerging companies, helped greatly by the fact that its government policies are extremely pro-business, corporate tax rates are not too high, and it has liberalisation programs… Read More »Hiring Employees/Contractors in Malaysia
Hong Kong, one of the most densely populated places in the world, is a city and special administrative region of China, geographically located in the perfect place to bridge east and west. Hong Kong has some of the lowest corporate tax rates in the world,… Read More »Hiring Employees/Contractors in Hong Kong
The UAE comprises seven Emirates (similar to states). Abu Dhabi is the administrative capital of the Emirates but Dubai is the business centre of the country and most well-known to foreign workers. Dubai ranks very highly on many indices, including employment growth rate and GDP… Read More »Hiring Full-time Employees or Contractors in the UAE
Global payroll services refer to managing the payment of wages/salaries to contractors who work in different countries, which can be a complex and time-consuming task, as each country has its own unique set of laws and regulations regarding payroll. Failure to comply with these regulations… Read More »What is Global Payroll & How Does it Work?
Between a client/recruitment agency and a contractor, an umbrella company serves as the employer or payroll company. It is a legal entity in a foreign country that offers contractors payment, tax, and immigration services. Contractors are paid through them because they provide high returns, full… Read More »What is an umbrella company? The benefits for contractors and recruiters