5 good reasons for the replacement of Excel-based service spend management

In contrast to sophisticated spend management solutions for direct sourcing categories, indirects are still neglected by many companies. Excel and email have been the most common ‚tools‘ to manage their service spend for many years. Just recently - mainly driven by increasing compliance risks and administ...

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Austria: New regulation to avoid pseudo self-employment

In line with the global trend to enact more stringent regulations on the rising 'gig economy' the Austrian government has put into force the new 'Sozialversicherungs-Zuordnungsgesetz ("SV-ZG")' on 01 July 2017. Among others, it forces health insurance companies to clarify the employment status of its members ...

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Germany: Changes affecting temp labour and external services

On April, 1st  several major changes to the Temporary Employment Act and other laws came into force in Germany. Most prominent changes for temp labour are the limitation of the maximum leasing period to 18 month and the enforcement of Equal Pay after 9 month. Other important details (e.g. omission of the AÜ...

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