EMPLOYER ALERT:UK – Regulatory Change – Apprenticeship Levy
The United Kingdom has announced a recent regulatory change that has an impact on payroll. In April 2017, the way the government funds apprenticeships, in the United Kingdom, is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers.
EMPLOYER ALERT: Turkey Benefits Legislation Change: Individual Pension System (BES)
Celergo would like to inform you of a Benefits Legislation change in Turkey that will have an impact on payroll. In November 2016, the Prime Ministry Circular on Automatic Participation in the Individual Pension System (BES) was published in the Official Gazette, numbered 29900. The automatic participation to BES, also known as “Compulsory Individual Pension,” will come into effect as of January 1, 2017.
EMPLOYER ALERT: United Kingdom: Keeping Employee Numbers Consistent
If your organization has made a decision to migrate your United Kingdom (UK) payroll processing to new payroll vendor you should not change the Employee ID Numbers. It is highly recommended that you continue using the same Employee ID Numbers used with the existing payroll vendor. If you do not, this will create a second employee record per employee with HMRC (the UK Revenue) and will lead to many PAYE under/overpayment issues.
Celergo Announces New Office Relocation in Hungary
Celergo’s new space supports current and future planned capacity growth
Chicago, IL (September 28, 2016) – Celergo, a leading provider of international payroll management solutions, today announced the relocation of their Budapest office to accommodate current growth and future expansion plans. The new location, 1093, Közraktár utca 30. 6. emelet, Hungary, is situated on the east bank of the Danube River and has a magnificent view of the historic city, an exclusive inner garden, a rooftop terrace, and advanced technical solutions – providing a high quality working environment for Celergo team members. Celergo’s Hungary office currently services over 200 corporate and non-profit clients with payrolls in Europe, the…
Celergo Founder to Present at 2016 California Payroll Conference
Michele Honomichl presents” Global Regional Payroll Differences”
Chicago, IL (September 28, 2016) -Celergo, a leading provider of Global Payroll Management, today announced their participation at the California Payroll Conference, October 6-7, in Sacramento, CA. Michele Honomichl, Founder, Executive Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer of Celergo will present, “Global Payroll: Regional Payroll Differences.”
Celergo Global Payroll Founder Keynote Speaker at Texas Payroll Conference
Michele Honomichl Presents “Are You Trending Globally?”
Chicago, IL (September 12, 2016) -Celergo, a leading provider of Global Payroll Management Services, announced today their participation at the 2016 Texas Payroll Conference 2016(September 21-24th) in Austin, Texas. Michele Honomichl, Founder, Executive Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer will be a general session keynote speaker on Thursday, September 22.
Celergo Global Connect 2.0 Achieves Certified Integration with SAP® SuccessFactors® Employee Central Utilizing SAP HANA® Cloud Platform, Integration Services
New Solution Enables Customers Using SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central to Transfer Global Payroll Data to Celergo Global Connect Through a Single Interface
Celergo, a leading provider of global payroll management services, today announced the successful certification of its Celergo Global Connect 2.0 for integration with SAP® SuccessFactors® Employee Central. The integration, built by iXerv utilizing SAP HANA® Cloud Platform, integration services, is one of the first SAP-certified solutions in the market, offering multi-country payroll customers a single integration for 140 country payrolls. Clients will benefit from single entry of critical data into SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, which will flow directly into the payroll solution, helping to decrease time spent on data entry and improve accuracy.
Celergo Global Payroll Appoints Kathy Hedley as Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing
Global Sales Leader, to head Celergo’s Global Sales and Marketing Team
Chicago, IL (Aug 1,2016) – Celergo a leading provider of International Payroll Management Services, today announced the appointment of Kathy Hedley, as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Hedley will apply her extensive corporate sales experience to help implement consistent sales processes, scale the company’s sales force and strategically manage accounts, enabling Celergo to maintain its double-digit growth trajectory.
Celergo Global Payroll Founder to Present “Ins and Outs of Expatriate Shadow Payroll”
Michele Honomichl presents GPMI Webinar on August 17, 2017
Chicago, IL (August 10, 2016) -Celergo a leading provider of International Payroll solutions, announced today Founder, Michele Honomichl will present the “Ins and Outs of Expatriate Shadow Payroll: The Payroll Nobody Sees.” The webinar is part of GPMI’s Virtual Learning Environment and will be a free presented on August 17, 2016, at 11:00 am EDT.
Celergo and iXerv Announce Global Strategic Partnership
New Relationship Will Provide Industry-Leading Integration, Technology, and Services for SAP® SuccessFactors Payroll Customers
Chicago, IL, – July 28, 2016 – Celergo, a leading provider of Global Payroll Management Services, today announced the formation of a partnership with iXerv, a global SAP SuccessFactors consulting partner. Through this partnership, Celergo and iXerv will offer world-class services, support, payroll integration and technical expertise..
Webinar Maps Solutions for Global Compliance Risks
Michele Honomichl and Kira Rubiano led their audience through an overview of the factors that take global payroll beyond the local country. We invite you to read the article and listen to the webinar.
Turkey Updates Data Privacy Regulations – Employers Take Note!
Celergo would like to make you aware of a recent legislation change, in Turkey, related to Data Protection – Law No 6698 Protection of Personal Data (Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Kanunu, hereafter: KVKK), published on 07.04.2016 and 29677 numbered Turkish Official Gazette. The law states, personal data is defined as any identifiable information of real persons. According to Article 5 of KVKK natural and legal persons cannot share…
Celergo Supports Opportunity International
Celergo Global Payroll Founder to Present at APA Congress 2016
Michele Honomichl Panelist and Speaker at APA Congress
Chicago, IL (May 1, 2016) -Celergo, a leading provider of Global Payroll Management Services, announced today their participation at the American Payroll Association Congress 2016 (May 10-14th) in Nashville, TN. Michele Honomichl, Founder, Executive Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer will participate as a panelist addressing…
Global Payroll Compliance- It’s Now about the Money, the Data, and the Automation
Chicago, IL (April 6, 2016) – Celergo Global Payroll, a leading provider of International Payroll Management Services, in conjunction with Global Payroll Management Institute (GPMI) is offering a free webinar on April 12 at 10:00 ET and 2:00 UTC.
Italy Alert: Change in Termination Procedure for Resignations
Celergo would like to notify you regarding an HR regulatory change that has taken place in Italy effective March 12, 2016. This change has an impact on your payroll/HR operations that you need to be aware of and advise your HR staff including your employees.
Celergo Celebrates International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. The theme for 2016 is #PledgeForParity. The World Economic Forum predicted gender equality would not be achieved until 2095; this date has been…
MALAYSIA REGULATORY CHANGE CONCERNING EPF
Celergo would like to advise you of an important regulatory change in Malaysia that has an impact on your employees and requires attention.
In the revised Malaysia Budget of 2016 published on January 28, 2016, the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) announced the reduction of the employee’s monthly statutory contribution rate from 11% to 8% for members below age 60 and 5.5% to 4% for those…
Vietnam: Do not forget Trade Union Fees
Celergo would like for Employers doing business in Vietnam to keep in mind that, as an Employer, you may have an obligation to pay a Trade Union Fee. The Trade Union Fee is most often processed outside of payroll, by the Employer, directly to the Trade Union Authorities. That being said, many might assume that it is a payroll function that is being managed by the payroll provider. The payroll provider must be specifically engaged to manage this if they have the capability to do so. Unfortunately, the….
NETSUITE PARTNERS WITH CELERGO, BRINGING GLOBAL PAYROLL MANAGEMENT TO THE NETSUITE CLOUD
Integration of NetSuite with Celergo’s Global Payroll Answers Growing Demand for a Comprehensive Solution
SAN MATEO, Calif.—September 9, 2015—NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced a partnership with Celergo, a leading international payroll management company managing local, offshore and expatriate payrolls in over 150 countries, to add Celergo’s cloud-based global payroll management solution to the NetSuite cloud-based business management platform. The integrated solution, the Celergo Global Payroll SuiteApp, built using NetSuite’s SuiteCloud Development..
FRANCE REGULATION CHANGE REGARDING COMPLEMENTARY INSURANCE COVERAGE
Celergo would like to give you advance notice regarding a French Regulation change that has HR and thus payroll impact to your operations in France. Kindly note that assistance regarding this change is outside of payroll scope; however, we want to ensure that you are aware and take the appropriate measures internally as you enter the new calendar year.
The change is concerning Mutuelle, frais de santé, or complementary health coverage/insurance plan. Employers put Mutuelle in place as an additional benefit to cover/reimburse employees for that which the French Social Security System does not cover.
EMPLOYER ALERT: QATAR WAGE PROTECTION SYSTEM REQUIRED
The Government of Qatar has passed a law making it mandatory for private companies to pay their employee’s salaries electronically, amending some of the provisions of the Labor Law.
Law No.1 of 2015, the Wage Protection System, expressly states that employees should be paid in Qatari Riyals, in their Qatar bank accounts. The payments should also be initiated from the employer’s bank account in Qatar.
CELERGO WAS A SPONSOR AT THE 2015 UPWARDLY GLOBAL GALA
Celergo employees were in attendance at this year’s Upwardly Global Passport to Possibilities Award & Gala
Chicago, IL (October 5, 2015) – Celergo, a leading international payroll services management company announced today they were a sponsor at the 2015 Passport to Possibilities Awards & Gala at Galleria Marchetti, September 17, 2015, in Chicago.
Upwardly Global helps highly educated but underemployed new Americans rebuild their lives and careers in the United States, simultaneously filling critical talent needs in finance, engineering, IT, healthcare, and beyond. In addition, their programs engage the employees of Fortune 500 companies…
Celergo Founder to Present at California Payroll Conference
Michele Honomichl presents Compliance is No Longer Just Local
Chicago, IL (October 1, 2015) -Celergo, a leading provider of International Payroll Management, announced today their participation at the California Payroll Conference October 8-9th, in Santa Clara, CA. Michele Honomichl, Founder, Executive Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer of Celergo will present a workshop, “Compliance is No Longer Just Local- It’s Global.
Celergo to Present at Texas Payroll Conference
Michele Honomichl and Kira Rubiano Participate in Global Payroll Sessions
Chicago, IL (September 22, 2015) -Celergo, a leading provider of International Payroll Management Services, announced today their participation at the Texas Payroll Conference in Galveston, TX. Michele Honomichl, Founder, Executive Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer and Kira Rubiano, Sr. Partner Management Specialist – Europe/AsiaPac will participate in three conference sessions.
Celergo’s CEO, Timothy Callahan, Participates in The Hackett Group’s 2015 Global Payroll Leadership Forum
Chicago, IL (September 15, 2015) -Celergo, a leading provider of global payroll services, announced today that Timothy Callahan, CEO, will participate in The Hackett Group’s 2015 Global Payroll Leadership Forum. The event will be held in Chicago, on September 16, 2015. This years’ theme is New Technology Trends and the Impact to Payroll.
Celergo Salutes Payroll Professional around the World
National Payroll Week September 7-11, 2015
National Payroll Week begins this week, September 7-11 and we salute the hard working payroll professionals. This week helps to raise awareness of the important role payroll plays in our everyday lives and equally important to the Global economy.
EMPLOYER ALERT: JAPAN INTRODUCING “MY NUMBER” SYSTEM
Celergo would like to notify you regarding a change underway in Japan. Japan is in the process of introducing a new ID number called “My Number (Individual Number).” The Japanese government is adopting the new Social Security and Tax Number System to,..
EMPLOYER ALERT: INDONESIA REGULATION UPDATE WITH IMPACT TO PAYROLL
The Indonesian Government has just passed a new regulation with regards to an Update of Non-Taxable Income. The update has an effective date of January 1, 2015. The regulation was issued by Director General of Taxation on 7 August 2015 under DGT Regulation No PER-32/PJ/2015.
Darin Lowe guest on Chicago 560 AM- Get Down to Business
Chicago, June 14, 2015 – Darin Lowe was a guest on Chicago AM 560. Darin was interviewed by Shalom Klein a part of his “Get Down To Business” series. Darin provided some education for those listeners who might be considering going global.
EMPLOYER ALERT: SPAIN LEGISLATION CHANGE WILL IMPACT EMPLOYEE TAXES
AUGUST 1 2015- Celergo would like to update you regarding a tax change in Spain that has an impact on your employees’ payroll. The Spanish Government has decided to implement a process of income tax percentage decrease.
Kira Rubiano Speaking at ITAGC Event
Chicago, IL-July 12, 2015- Kira Rubiano, Senior Manager of Partnerships in Europe and Asia Pacific for Celergo, will speak at the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago on July 22, 2015. The luncheon program, “Maintaining Efficient Payroll & Accounting for Overseas Companies”, will address current global payroll issues.
Celergo, LLC Named “Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” ®
Celergo Global Payroll was honored, for the Sixth time, for their excellence in Human Resource Best Practices.
Chicago, IL (June 15, 2015) – Celergo, a leading provider of International Payroll Management Services has been recognized as one of “Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For ®”. Today, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) announced…
Celergo Named “Innovation Partner of the Year” by Ultimate Software
Celergo’s Turnkey Interface with UltiPro Allows Ultimate Customers to grow their Business Internationally
Chicago, IL, May 18, 2015 – Celergo, a leading provider of International Payroll Management Services, announced today that they were named as Ultimate Software’s 2015 Innovation Partner of the Year. Celergo and Ultimate have delivered a packaged, cloud connector linking Ultimate’s UltiPro HCM solution and Celergo’s global payroll services in more than 32 countries.
Asset or Equity? That Is Question One
Greg overhead Robert telling Sara that the company made an acquisition of a complementary product line. It is always good news that the company is growing! He was glad that he had warning when his manager stopped by and mentioned that the acquisition comes with 16 new countries for payroll, and by the way, how should we handle the transition?
EMPLOYER ALERT – SOUTH KOREA RE RUN of 2014 YE SETTLEMENT
The South Korean government has passed an amendment to the Individual Income Tax Law provision May 12, 2015 to be applied retroactively to earned income derived in the 2014 fiscal year. This amendment is an effort to reduce the tax burdens on employee taxpayers. With the passing of this bill, the National Tax Service (NTS) issued guidelines announcing that the employer is required to perform re-run of 2014 year-end settlement calculations for any qualified employees based on the below..
Australia’s Move to SuperStream
What is “SuperStream?”
“SuperStream” is a new set of requirements governing the flow of information and payments to Super Fund; it is aimed at improving the efficiency of reporting and payment of employee superannuation in Australia.
Under “SuperStream,” super contributions will need to be made by submitting data and payments electronically in a consistent and simplified manner. he obligation is for Super Funds to accept it and for employers (and/or providers handling super) to ensure it is sent electronically. The previous option to send a list of contributions and a cheque to the Super Funds…
Celergo Founder to Present at APA Congress 2015
Michele Honomichl Presents Three Global Payroll Workshops
Chicago, IL (May 1, 2015) -Celergo, a leading provider of International Payroll Management Services, announced today their participation at APA Congress 2015 (May 5-9th) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Michele Honomichl, Founder, Executive Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer will present a pre-conference session on Middle East and African Payrolls and a conference session…
EMPLOYER ALERT – FRANCE MOVE TO DSN
A major change in how Social Declarations are filed is underway in France. A new automated process called “Déclaration Sociale Nominative,” DSN, for Social Contributions is being implemented across France and is applicable to all Employers and Payroll Providers. The following are the key points..
Maternity Provision Change In The United Kingdom
As we enter into the new UK Fiscal Year, there is a change impacting the maternity provision in the United Kingdom which will only be available in England, Scotland and Wales.
Germany – HR Legislative Update
There is an HR legislative update in Germany. Going forward there is now an obligation by employers to record working times for special employees. They must record the start time, end time and lengths of the employee’s work. Please see below, for those employees this regulation is applicable.
France – HR Legislative Update
There is an HR legislative change in France. It is in relation to the Individual Training Right (DIF) which has now changed and transferred to a Compte Personnel de Formation (CPF) (Personal Training Account). Employers must inform their employees in writing about this change as soon as possible. Please note this change does not impact payroll calculations.
Employer Alert Legislative Change in Italy Effective March 1, 2015
There is a legislation change in Italy that will impact your employees (some exceptions may apply). Effective on March 1, 2015 employees that meet the following criteria:
• Private Sector
• At least 6 months employment with current employer
Can request a payout or liquidation of their accrued TFR (Trattamento di Fine Rapporto) monthly as an addition to their salary.
Charity Water Update
Chicago, IL (January 15, 2015)-Thank you to all of our generous supporters, charity:water project is complete. The community has access to clean and safe drinking water. The tap stand receives its water from a large gravity fed system serving surrounding communities all over the Rulindo district.
Celergo Named Winner of the National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™
Chicago, IL (January 1, 2015) -Celergo, a leading provider of International Payroll Management Services, is pleased to be named a 2014 winner of the National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. Celergo has been on the National list for 3 years, as well as a 5-time winner on the Chicago Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. This distinction is reserved for companies that excel at employee relations, use innovation to motivate employees, and implement creative compensation programs.
Celergo Founder Honored At Upwardly Global 2014 Passport To Possibilities Awards & Gala
Michele Honomichl to receive Outstanding Leadership Award
Chicago, IL (September 10, 2014) – Celergo, a leading international payroll services management company, announced today that Michele Honomichl, Executive Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer will be honored at Upwardly Global (UpGlo) 2014 Passport to Possibilities Awards & Gala at Galleria Marchetti, September 18th, in Chicago.
Celergo CEO to speak at Texas Payroll Conference
Timothy Callahan will participate in the Outsourcing Global Payroll Panel
Chicago, IL (September 15, 2014) -Celergo, a leading provider of International Payroll Management, announced today their participation at the Texas Payroll Conference (September 17-20th) in Frisco, Texas. Timothy Callahan, Celergo’s Chief Executive Officer will participate in the Global Payroll panel…
Celergo Founder to Present at California Payroll Conference
Michele Honomichl presents Expatriate Payroll
Chicago, IL (September 5, 2014) -Celergo, a leading provider of International Payroll Management, announced today their participation at the… California Payroll Conference (September 11-12th) in Santa Clara, CA. Michele Honomichl, Executive Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer…
Celergo Celebrates National Payroll Week with Exciting Challenges
National Payroll Week is September 1-5 and we salute the hard working payroll professionals. The U.S. National Payroll Week coincides with The United Kingdom’s celebration week (September 1-5th). This week helps to raise awareness of the important role payroll plays in our everyday lives and equally important to the Global economy.
Celergo’s Budapest Team Places 9th out of 174 Teams at the K & H Mini Marathon
Budapest- (June 17, 2014) -Celergo, a leading International Payroll Management company, continues their philanthropic efforts by participating in the 2014 K & H relay mini-marathon race.
Ten Years’ Worth of Changes
Celergo is celebrating our 10th year anniversary this year. We ran the first payroll, with our first client, in June of 2004. The client is still with us today and has seen, first-hand, the evolution of global payroll. Some of you may remember the age before the personal computer, email and the Internet.
Michele Honomichl authors Paying Employees Abroad
(Chapter 13) for the Payroll Answer Book, 2014 Edition
Chicago, IL, (June 23, 2014) –Celergo, a leading global payroll services provider announces the publishing of The 2014 Payroll Answer Book and once again Michele Honomichl, Celergo’s…
Celergo Global Payroll Named “Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” ®
Chicago, IL (June 21, 2014) – Celergo, a leading global payroll services provider, has been recognized by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) as one of “Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For ®”.“Once again we are honored to be chosen as one of Chicago’s…
Michele Honomichl Compliance Column Addresses OFAC, FCPA, UK Bribery Act, and EU Data Privacy
Chicago, IL (June 12, 2014) -Celergo, a leading provider of global payroll services, announced today, Michele Honomichl, Executive Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer will be a contributing columnist…
Michele Honomichl Panelist Discussing Managing for Private Equity
The Women’s Association of Venture and Equity (WAVE) presented a panel discussion addressing “Managing for Private Equity”, on May 1…
Celergo Founder to Present at Purely Payroll Summit
Chicago, IL (June 4, 2014) -Celergo, a leading provider of global payroll services, announced today their participation at the Purely Payroll Summit June 12, 2014 in London. Michele Honomichl, Executive Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer & Debe Armstrong, Payroll Manager, Oxbow Carbon will present “The Global Payroll Story: From Challenges to Successes”.
Celergo Changes the World-One Package at a Time
Celergo’s commitment to Changing the World begins with organizations such as Charity Water, Autism Speaks and Feed My Starving Children.
Michele Honomichl Interview with CEO
Chicago, ILL-(November 2013) Michele Honomichl, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Celergo talks about the trends in expatriate programs for US companies and the intricacies of managing international employees’ foreign payroll needs.
Watch the Video here
Raising funds for a Global Disaster
On Friday, November 8, 2013, the people at Celergo were saddened by the news of Typhoon Haiyan the Philippines and the destruction it wrought across the nation. As a Global Payroll Provider, Celergo supports clients with employees in the Philippines and has a strong relationship with our local payroll team there.
Celergo Speaks at Oracle HCM World
Chicago, IL (February 16, 2014) -Celergo, a leading provider of global payroll services, announced today their participation at Oracle HCM World (February 4-6th) in Las Vegas. Darin Lowe, Celergo’s Director of Strategic Partnerships joined Liz Bucko, Oracle HCM Fusion Strategy to present “Trends in Outsourcing and Global Payroll Management”.
Celergo Global Payroll Appoints Timothy P. Callahan as CEO
Chicago, IL (December 16, 2013)Celergo, a leading global payroll services provider, today announced the appointment of Timothy Callahan as CEO, replacing Michele Honomichl, who has been appointed Executive Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer.
Celergo Named one of the National Best and Brightest Companies to Work ForTM in the Country
Chicago, IL (December 4, 2013) -Celergo, a leading provider of global payroll services, is pleased to announce being named to the National Best and Brightest companies to work for in the country. This distinction is reserved for companies that excel at employee relations, use innovation to motivate employees, and implement creative compensation programs.
Celergo Appoints New CFO
Chicago, IL (July 11, 2013) – Celergo, a leading global payroll services provider, today announced the addition to their leadership team, Kim Stuart, CPA, as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Stuart will oversee Celergo’s treasury, accounting, and financial planning as well as support strategic business initiatives.
Celergo Named INC 500/5000 List for the 5th Straight Year
Chicago, IL (October 12, 2013) -Celergo, a leading provider of global payroll service was pleased to accept the 2013 INC 500/5000 INC Magazine award as one of the fastest- growing private companies in America for the 5th year in row.
Celergo Makes Payday Extra Sweet-Fortune Magazine
Belgians work on 13.92 pay cycles a year. Nigerian taxes must be paid in person. Italian law says fired employees may be eligible for severance equaling up to two years’ salary. How do multinational companies keep it all straight? Many are turning to Michele Honomichl, whose Chicago-based firm, Celergo, ensures that far-flung employees are paid the right amounts — the right way.
Celergo Global Payroll Achieves Charity Water Goal
Payroll Guru, Goes Global
Delivering Global Payroll Service For Gogo LLC
CHICAGO – September 2012 – Gogo, a leader of in-flight connectivity and a pioneer in wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions, announced today that it has selected Celergo to deliver a Global Payroll Service to its overseas employees.