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Tips for working at home

Published by S. van Elteren in General

Tips for working at home

The Corona crisis demands a lot of flexibility from employers. Companies are forced to work from home, because the business has to keep going. Working from home is easier said than done, because it is not really part of our Caribbean corporate culture. The Celery team in Curaçao has been working from home since March 16. For us it was a relatively small switch, because all our activities are digital. All our data is online, the tools we work with are online, all employees have a laptop that goes home every day. Only the plant in the office probably will not survive. In this blog we give you as an employer tips about working from home from our own experience.

SVb Aruba y Ocupacion Minimo

Published by M. Verhage in General

SVb Aruba y Ocupacion Minimo

Banco di Seguro Social di Aruba SVb ta haci e siguiente adaptacionnan en conexion cu maneho temporal di ocupacion minimo, cu ta drenta na vigor entrante dialuna 16 di maart 2020:

SZV temporarily sick-leave control procedure

Published by M. Verhage in General

SZV temporarily sick-leave control procedure

As a precautionary measure to reduce the risks of COVID-19 within the community, the sick-leave control procedure for government and private sector workers insured by SZV has been temporarily adjusted.

Top 10 Celery features

Published by M. Verhage in General

Top 10 Celery features

Nowadays, Celery generates 400,000 pay slips every year. The software is therefore used very intensively by many companies. Not only the number of pay slips processed by Celery has increased substantially in recent years but also the number of features that we offer within the software has also been considerably expanded. In this blog we put the top 10 features in the spotlight, so that you can use Celery even more optimally.

Reminder deadline March 31, 2020 for filing requests BVZ exemption at SVB

Published by M. Verhage in General

Reminder deadline March 31, 2020 for filing requests BVZ exemption at SVB

If you or your employees that were not BVZ insured in previous years, want to apply for the BVZ exemption in 2020 again, this request for exemption has to be filed at the SVB before March 31, 2020.

Word een payroll expert met Celery Academy

Published by S van Elteren in General

Word een payroll expert met Celery Academy

The Celery team wishes you a great new financial year! We traditionally start the year with a look back at the highlights of the previous year and look at the plans for the coming year.

Happy New Payroll Year

Published by S van Elteren in General

Happy New Payroll Year

The Celery team wishes you a great new financial year! We traditionally start the year with a look back at the highlights of the previous year and look at the plans for the coming year.

HRM software makes your job much easier

Published by S. van Elteren in General

HRM software makes your job much easier

HR departments spend a lot of time dealing with all kinds of manual administrative processes. That is unfortunate, because HR software can automate many of these tasks. This is why Celery also offers HRM software. This can save you a lot of time so you can focus on the things that make your profession the most fun, think of; personal development, career development and coaching.

Read below about 5 tasks that are much easier with the Celery HRM module:

New policy SVB Curaçao: a director of a B.V./N.V. has no ZV/OV rights

Published by Matthew Verhage in General

New policy SVB Curaçao: a director of a B.V./N.V. has no ZV/OV rights

Recently, based on the new policy of the SVB (see appendix), it has become apparent that a statutory director is the legal and official director of a B.V. or N.V., registered both at the Chamber of Commerce and at the SVB and holds the position of director, is not entitled to health insurance and accident insurance. 

Celery support now has instruction videos

Published by S. van Elteren in General

Celery support now has instruction videos

At Celery, support is always free. From a simple question about your login to a complex question about, for example, the expat arrangement; the more complicated the better. We have a very strong support team at your disposal, who likes a challenge. You will receive support at Celery by telephone, e-mail or we will visit you. During office hours we often deliver a solution within the hour.

Reminder deadline March 31, 2019 for filing requests BVZ exemption at SVB

Published by M. Verhage in General

Reminder deadline March 31, 2019 for filing requests BVZ exemption at SVB

If you or your employees that were not BVZ insured in previous years, want to apply for the BVZ exemption in 2018 again, this request for exemption has to be filed at the SVB before March 31, 2019.

Deadlines for filing annual documents 2018 to authorities

Published by M. Verhage in General

Deadlines for filing annual documents 2018 to authorities

Every employer has the annual obligation to submit the so-called Annual Documents of last year to the various authorities before a certain date. At least the Summary Wage Sheet (in Dutch: Verzamelloonstaat) must be submitted to the Tax Authorities in every country. In this blog a handy overview of the deadlines for submitting annual documents.

Deadlines for filing annual documents 2018 to authorities

Published by M. Verhage in General

Deadlines for filing annual documents 2018 to authorities

Every employer has the annual obligation to submit the so-called Annual Documents of last year to the various authorities before a certain date. At least the Summary Wage Sheet (in Dutch: Verzamelloonstaat) must be submitted to the Tax Authorities in every country. In this blog a handy overview of the deadlines for submitting annual documents.

Official launch Celery in Suriname

Published by M. Verhage in General

Official launch Celery in Suriname

Last week the official launch of Celery took place during two events in Torarica and Ramada in Surinam, Paramaribo. These events took place in collaboration with our Celery Partners Baboem N.V. and Kenswil & Co. At these two events, more than 100 participants were informed about Celery, safety and security measures and an extensive software demonstration of our Payroll and HRM modules.

Curaçao Growth Fund investeert in Celery

Published by S. van Elteren in General

Curaçao Growth Fund investeert in Celery

Het Curaçao Growth Fund is per oktober 2018 de trotse medeaandeelhouder van Celery; een van de voornaamste en belangrijkste aanbieders van payroll en HRM-software in de Caribische regio. Celery heeft de afgelopen jaren een flinke groei doorgemaakt en heeft een zeer goede reputatie in de regio als het gaat om salarisverwerking en HR-management.

Celery for administration and accounting firms

Published by M. Verhage in General

Celery for administration and accounting firms

Celery is specially developed for so-called Payroll Service Providers (PSP). You qualify as a Payroll Service Provider if you are going to use Celery to process your clients' payrolls. In this blog, you will find an overview of all benefits and special features.

What is so interesting about the Ex-patriate regulation?

Published by M. Verhage in General

What is so interesting about the Ex-patriate regulation?

Both Curacao, St. Maarten, Aruba and the BES islands have a so called Ex-patriate regulation. This regulation means that expatriates who come to work on our islands can under certain conditions qualify for this favorable tax regulation.

How Celery protects your employee and employer information

Published by F. Langfeldt in General

How Celery protects your employee and employer information

Security is a daily topic at Celery. Through this blog article I would like to shed some light on the many measures we have taken to protect sensitive information.

Special Celery wage codes

Published by M. Verhage in General

Special Celery wage codes

Celery contains a number of wage codes with special characteristics. Below are some of these wage codes explained.

Are you using all special features of Celery?

Published by M. Verhage in General

Are you using all special features of Celery?

In this blog article we want to inform you regarding three features in Celery which you might not be using at this moment, namely:

  1. Automatic payment and reservation of vacation allowance and 13th month;
  2. Online pay slips and Wage Tax cards for your employees and
  3. Employee category settings.