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UAE Labor Law Updates

By |July 11th, 2018|

A new Localization strategy to boost a higher UAE nationals inclusion in the private sector
The ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (“MOHRE”) has recently made a further new statement related to the expected changes to the existing UAE Employment Law, the principal legal framework governing the labor matters in the UAE private sector, aiming to […]

Major Changes in UAE Visa Rules

By |July 11th, 2018|

UAE New Visa Rule abolishes mandatory bank guarantee for labor recruitment
As part of Mercans’ efforts to provide regular and efficient updates on the immigration rules and to keep all our Clients  abreast of the UAE government changes in laws and policies, we’d like to inform about one of the most recent UAE Cabinet’s announcements: among […]

Turkey Payroll Outsourcing News

By |July 6th, 2018|

Industry disruptive Turkey Payroll Suite upgrade launched
Turkey payroll outsourcing provider Mercans rolled out the latest versions of its cutting-edge payroll outsourcing software. The new version of HR blizz Global Payroll Suite ( builds on Mercans’ over 8-year Turkey payroll outsourcing experience. HR blizz’s revolutionary features have been designed to address the most complicated payroll outsourcing […]

Payroll Outsourcing Alert-Egypt

By |July 4th, 2018|

Contact Mercans’ Payroll Outsourcing Team in Egypt for Guaranteed Compliance.
Outsource your payroll in Egypt to Mercans to ensure your compliance with the new social security calculation rules.
Egypt introduces new Social Security contribution basis from July 1, 2018.
Effective from July 1, 2018, Egypt is amending the minimum and maximum amounts used for the calculation of the […]

Global Payroll Outsourcing News – UAE-Based Mercans Joins the GPA

By |June 29th, 2018|

Payroll Outsourcing & PEO Provider Mercans Joins the Global Payroll Association
Mercans, an integrated PEO and payroll outsourcing services provider, becomes a member of the Global Payroll Association. Dubai, UAE based, Mercans ( has experienced rapid growth in its payroll outsourcing and PEO services businesses. An exceptional demand for Mercans’ payroll and employee outsourcing expertise has […]

Egypt New Tax Rates – Consult Mercans’ Payroll Outsourcing Team

By |June 29th, 2018|

New Tax Rates in Egypt – Outsource Your Payroll to Ensure Compliance
Effective from July 1, 2018, Egypt is amending the Article 8 of the Income Tax Law No. 91/2005. The newly enacted Law No. 97 of 2018, issued on June 23, 2018, introduces the below revised tax brackets and rates. Get in touch with Mercans […]

Foreign investors can soon own 100% equity in Qatari companies

By |June 28th, 2018|

Foreign investors can soon own 100% equity in Qatari companies
In order to attract and increase the foreign capital investments and to accelerate the further development of commercial and economic sectors and in accordance with the guidelines received from His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamin Bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Ministry of Economic and Commerce of Qatar […]

Iran Payroll Outsourcing

By |August 27th, 2016|

Iran – Payroll Outsourcing & Business Setup Services Now Available
Mercans strengthens its Iranian payroll outsourcing, employer of record, recruitment and HR software solutions offering by increasing its service delivery team and rolling out its cutting-edge HR and Payroll software solution HR Blizz in Iran. Through its local office in Iran, Mercans delivers world-class services in the […]

Payroll Outsourcing in Tunisia – Mercans’ Focus

By |August 20th, 2016|

Payroll Outsourcing & Contingent Workforce Service Delivery Teams Increased in Tunisia
Mercans is strengthening its payroll outsourcing, employer of record, recruitment and HR software solutions offering in Tunisia by increasing its service delivery team and rolling out its cutting-edge HR and Payroll software solution HR Blizz in the Tunisian market. Mercans has incorporated a local subsidiary […]

Critical advice before you bring foreign labor to the Middle East

By |May 14th, 2016|

Say you’re a business owner or an executive in the Middle East who is in need of new specialists you are unable to source locally. This has put you in a situation where you have to find the suitable employees from abroad, but the process can prove to be more challenging than expected.

The first problem […]

How can your business benefit from using payroll outsourcing services?

By |May 2nd, 2016|

Managing administrative and non-core functions, for example payroll, does not differentiate you from the competition. Quite the opposite, it diverts resources and attention from growing the business to the tedious and time-consuming intricacies of understanding and implementing complex payroll calculation rules, filing tax forms, interpreting local labor laws, setting up local bank accounts and staying […]

What to keep in mind when applying for a job in the Middle East

By |March 29th, 2016|

Applying for a job is never easy, you have to very carefully advertise yourself. Just as your CV should be tailored to each specific job, so too should it be tailored to fit different regions and cultures around the world as you consider employment across international boundaries. If you are applying for a job in […]

Expats in the UAE: young, safe, able to save money

By |January 29th, 2016|

A leader in the region in many ways, the United Arab Emirates remain a superbly attractive place to work.
While demand for certain professional groups, such as education and medical, only seems to rise, a local survey conducted by Western Union in late 2015 brought out just why so many young professionals choose to relocate to […]

Mercans Increases Its Presence in Jordan

By |January 22nd, 2016|

In order to support its rapid growth and strengthen its regional presence, Mercans announced an opening of a new business venture in Jordan – Mercans Consulting LLC. The newly incorporated subsidiary of Mercans focuses on providing expanded services in the areas of payroll outsourcing, BPO, contingent labor, HR software, recruitment and HR advisory services and […]

VAT to Be Introduced in the Emirates and the GCC Countries

By |January 19th, 2016|

The Gulf Cooperation Council countries are currently coordinating their tax policy with the aim to introduce a value-added tax (VAT) as soon as possible.

According to Younis Haji Al Khoori, Undersecretary at the Emirates’ Ministry of Finance, the introduction will begin as soon as any two GCC member states are ready to go.

The expected VAT rate […]

Your Payroll: How to Avoid Embarrassment, Financial Damage, and Potential Legal Problems in Dubai

By |January 5th, 2016|

How to Avoid Embarrassment, Financial Damage, and Potential Legal Problems in Dubai
You might have heard: A little less than a year ago, United Airlines accidentally sold thousands of First Class tickets from London to Newark – at $75 a pop. The airline later cancelled the tickets and blamed the glitch on a “third party” software.

Apart […]

Recruitment becomes easier in the UAE

By |December 29th, 2015|

Recruitment in UAE becomes easier – 6 months labor ban abolished.
The recruitment of skilled employees from the UAE labor market becomes easier as employees are now allowed to change jobs without having to complete 2 years in their previous jobs. In accordance with the amended UAE Labor Law, effective from January 1, 2016, employees who […]

Oman Payroll Outsourcing Alert

By |December 27th, 2015|

Omani companies must follow WPS regulations – payroll outsourcing ensures full compliance.
Wages Protection System (WPS) was introduced by the Ministry of Manpower and Central Bank of Oman in January 2014. In accordance with the Article 53 of the Omani Labor Law, employers are required to pay their employees in the local currency through Omani banks. […]

On the way to an unbeatable job application

By |December 21st, 2015|

A CV is much more than an overview of your skills and education. It’s part of your effort to convince a prospective employer that they should hire you – and not someone else.

Whoever has a look at it should know three things right away, namely who you are, what you can do for them, and […]

Payroll Outsourcing – Answer to Saudi Arabia WPS Rules

By |November 23rd, 2015|

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labor expands the WPS compliance requirements.
Consider payroll outsourcing solutions in order to comply with the WPS requirements in Saudi Arabia. The Ministry of Labor has announced that effective from November 1, 2015, all companies with at least 100 employees must process their payroll payments through the Wages Protection System (WPS) in […]

Payroll Outsourcing in the UAE – How to find the right provider?

By |November 13th, 2015|

10 things to consider when selecting your payroll outsourcing provider
Payroll processing seems so easy in the UAE. Is it really possible to go wrong when picking a payroll provider for processing your payroll in Dubai or Abu Dhabi? Unfortunately, it is. There is an abundance of payroll outsourcing providers in the UAE with varying track […]

Payroll Outsourcing in Saudi Arabia Best Way to Stay Compliant with Labor Law Changes

By |November 7th, 2015|

10 things you need to know about the latest changes in the Saudi Arabian Labor Law.
The Ministry of Labor for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced 38 amendments to the Labor Law. These changes went into effect from October 18, 2015. The full text of the amendments fits on about 10 pages and is not […]

New Era for the Global Payroll Outsourcing Clients in the Middle East

By |November 2nd, 2015|

Mercans and activpayroll announce a strategic partnership for the delivery of payroll outsourcing solutions throughout the Middle East and North Africa
Mercans, a leading payroll outsourcing services provider in the Middle East and North Africa, and activpayroll, a leading global payroll outsourcing solutions provider, have announced a strategic partnership between the two companies for the delivery […]

UAE Changes Its Labor Law – Consider Recruitment Process Outsourcing

By |October 11th, 2015|

UAE Changes Its Labor Law: Employment Offers Are Now Binding
In accordance with the amended UAE Labor Law, effective from January 1, 2016, job offers will become binding and integral parts of employment contracts. This change to the Labor Law is intended to combat the abuses of expatriate employees who are induced to accept jobs in […]

Find the best job openings straight from our webpage

By |October 4th, 2015|

We have launched a new “Jobs” section on our webpage where you can view and apply to various vacancies. Currently we have posted more than 80 job openings and there is more to come.

New job search environment allows you to create your own detailed CV in an […]

Importance of the Exit Interview

By |September 20th, 2015|

Importance of the Exit Interview
In every business there are moments when employees leave and new ones come. As staff turnover can be costly, conducting exit interviews with leaving employees is a truly beneficial tool, which in the long run, can help the whole enterprise reduce staff turnover costs. What is more, it gives the business […]

Republic of Iraq – Statutory Change Alert

By |September 9th, 2015|

Iraq changes its Labor Law first time since 1987
On August 17th the Iraqi Parliament passed a new labor law, replacing the old law which had remained unchanged since 1987. The process of drafting and passing the new law lasted more than 10 years and for the first time in the history of Iraq also labor […]

Qatar – Statutory Change Alert

By |September 3rd, 2015|

Deadline for the implementation of the Wages Protections System (WPS) delayed until November 3, 2015.
Executive Summary:
Ministry of Labor in Qatar has delayed the deadline for the implementation of WPS until November 3, 2015. The deadline was extended in order to give the companies more time to develop WPS compliant payroll processes.
Following suit of the UAE […]

Qatar Implements Wages Protections System (WPS) – Consider Payroll Outsourcing Solutions

By |August 14th, 2015|

Implementation of WPS in Qatar poses a new challenge and encourages utilization of payroll outsourcing providers.
Following suit of the UAE and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the State of Qatar is implementing Wages Protection System (WPS) to ensure that salaries paid to private sector employees correspond with the terms of their respective employment contracts. The law […]

Hundreds of Engineers Show Up for the Engineering Recruitment Day in Riyadh

By |August 1st, 2015|

10 Things to Consider Before Accepting a Job in the Middle East

By |July 25th, 2015|

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labor introduces new regulations for telecommuter programs

By |July 16th, 2015|

Mercans’ Interview Day for Engineers – 31 July 2015 – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

By |July 11th, 2015|

More Information About Mercans and Our Payroll Outsourcing Solutions

By |June 20th, 2015|

How to find a high-paying job in Dubai?

By |June 19th, 2015|

Dubai is a glamorous and admired city. Many people who visit Dubai would like to live here. However, it takes more than just a dream to survive in Dubai. Contrary to the common belief, the riches will not be waiting for you when you get off the plane in Dubai. Finding a high-paying job in […]

Does the Employee Outsourcing work in the Middle East?

By |June 6th, 2015|

Can you pay employees in non-local currencies in the Middle East?

By |June 5th, 2015|

2014 results place Mercans on top of the recruitment industry

By |May 1st, 2015|

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Statutory Change Alert

By |April 13th, 2015|

Mercans Opens a Software Development Center in Estonia

By |April 10th, 2015|

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Statutory Change Alert

By |April 7th, 2015|

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Statutory Change Alert

By |February 9th, 2015|