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Costa Rica Payroll Outsourcing Alert

The government of CostaRica has announced revised personal income tax brackets in the Official Gazette of Costa Rica. The below income tax rates and brackets will come into effect on 1 January 2022: Monthly salaries up to ¢863.000,00 are exempt from the person...

Jan 21, 2022 2 min read

Saudi Arabia Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Effective from 1 January 2022, the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) announced changes to employee and employer contribution rates for the unemployment insurance law (SANED) GOSI component by reducing the total SANED contribution from 2% to 1.5%, wit...

Jan 21, 2022 2 min read

Colombia Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Colombia– Minimum Salary and Transportation Subsidy increased for 2022. The government of Colombia has issued Decrees No. 1724 and 1725 of 2021 and in accordance with these decrees, the Minimum Wage (Salario Mínimo Legal Mensual Vigente – SMVL) and the Transport A...

Jan 17, 2022 1 min read

Algeria Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Algeria – Income Tax Rate Changes. The government of Algeria has announced changes to the personal income tax rates. The new rates, that are effective from 1 January 2022, were introduced in the Finance Law of 2022. The revised personal income tax rates in ac...

Jan 6, 2022 1 min read

United Arab Emirates Payroll Outsourcing Alert

The new UAE Labor Law, that comes into effective on 2 February 2022, will also impact the overtime rules for the private sector employees. These changes have been summarized below: Employees will be prohibited to work more than five consecutive hours without a...

Dec 23, 2021 2 min read

United Arab Emirates Payroll Outsourcing Alert

United Arab Emirates – UAE Announces New Weekend Days for Government Employees. The UAE will transition to a four-and-a-half-day workweek from January 1, 2022. This will see government employees get Saturday and Sunday, and Friday half-day as the new weekend. ...

Dec 12, 2021 2 min read

Saudi Arabia Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Saudi Arabia - 30% Saudization Requirement for Marketing Roles Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development issued a decision to increase the Saudization requirements for marketing professions. With the Ministry’s decision, the following Sau...

Dec 9, 2021 2 min read

Saudi Arabia Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Saudi Arabia - NITAQAT Program 2022 The Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development’s (MHRSD) has launched a revised version of the Saudization program NITAQAT. The second version hopes to provide 340,000 jobs by 2024 and simplifies the compliance r...

Dec 9, 2021 2 min read

United Arab Emirates Payroll Outsourcing Alert

United Arab Emirates – New Labor Law Announced. A new labour law will, Federal Decree-Law No 33 of 2021 on the Regulation of Labour Relations, will be replacing Federal Law No. (8) of 1980, effective from 1 February 2022. New Employment Contracts With the new la...

Dec 1, 2021 3 min read

Lebanon Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Lebanon – Transportation Allowance Increase. In Accordance with Decree no. 8318 of 8 September 2021, effective 1 October 2021, the Lebanon government has increased the daily transportation allowance for private sector employees from LBP 8,000 to LBP 24,000. This i...

Nov 8, 2021 1 min read

Jordan Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Jordan – Social Security Caps Alert for Year 2021. Effective from January 1, 2021, the Kingdom of Jordan has increased the maximum monthly salary amount that is subject to social security contributions from JOD 3,338 to JOD 3,349. The new maximum applies to empl...

Sep 1, 2021 1 min read

Egypt Payroll Outsourcing Alert

Egypt – “Coronavirus Tax” Stopped According to Law No. 170 year 2020 Article 1, we are announcing that the COVID 19 deduction will be stopped effective from 1 August 2021 until further notification from the Government. Mercans’ Egypt Payroll Outsourcing Solutio...

Jul 27, 2021 1 min read