Tag Archives: pensions

Changes in Polish employment laws bring new costs:benefits equation

This Autumn brings quite a few changes for Polish employers. Not only do new pension plans called PPK (Pracownicze Plany Kapitałowe) became a reality for the biggest Polish employers in the fourth quarter of 2019, but the Labour Code and Code of Civil Procedure see changes too. Some of them result in a need to … Continue Reading

Reasons to be Cheerful (in UK Pensions) – Part One

The last few years have presented numerous challenges for sponsors and trustees of UK pension plans – from ever growing deficits in defined benefit (DB) arrangements to the significant compliance challenges of auto-enrolment – there has been much to frown about. Could 2014 be different?  In a series of blog posts we will highlight the … Continue Reading

Auto-enrolment – a last-minute guide for UK employers: Part 4

If you’ve been keeping up with my pensions auto-enrolment posts over the last few weeks you will now officially be able to call yourself an expert on the subject*.  In honour of this, I’ve put together a short quiz based on some interesting auto-enrolment facts and figures you might not be aware of. The answers … Continue Reading

Auto-enrolment – a last-minute guide for UK employers: Part 2

Here’s a puzzle: so you’ve pulled some strings and booked Dolly Parton to come and perform in a one month tour of your UK offices over the Christmas period.  Does this mean you’d have to auto-enrol Dolly in your pension scheme? Employers’ auto-enrolment obligations apply to ‘workers’.  That means anyone with a contract of employment … Continue Reading

Auto-enrolment – a last-minute guide for UK employers: Part 1

In not quite breaking news: on October 2012 a long-heralded employer duty was introduced into UK law, under which employers must automatically enroll workers into suitable pension plans and pay contributions into those plans. Though at the time placing one’s head firmly in the sand might have been very tempting, the new law is now … Continue Reading

Squire Sanders Webinar Series: Employment Laws Around the Globe – France

Squire Sanders is presenting a series of monthly webinars featuring the employment laws of various key countries throughout Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas. These webinars provide participants with an understanding of the essential characteristics of the employment laws in these countries from starting a business and developing employment policies to dealing with unions and … Continue Reading