Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad will deliver a keynote address on the first morning of HR Festival Asia
The labour department of the Philippines is looking to slap heftier penalties on companies found hiring illegal foreign workers.
A British employee is suing United Overseas Bank's London, saying that he was overlooked for a new role due not being Asian.
Ethiopia has passed a law giving almost one million refugees the right to work outside of camp, as part of a programme creating 100,000 jobs.
The law allows employers to compel up to 400 hours per year of overtime from employees; effectively an extra day a week.
Singapore has charged two Chinese migrant workers with soliciting one dollar bribes from lorry drivers, and could face prison time if convicted.
The Korea Employers Federation has asked lawmakers to ease up labour-related bills that place extra burdens on firms.
The proposed measure would lower the optional retirement age of Filipino government employees from 60 to 56.
The workers at a toy factory in Heyuan, China, were working illegally overtime, and often earning less than SG$1.80 per hour.
At least 1,200 firms in the Philippines might pull out from investing due to the sudden shift in policy, resulting in 150,000 jobs at stake.
A proposal calls for employees in Singapore to be allowed to call in sick up to three days without a doctor’s note.
Corporate whistleblowing might be an uncomfortable topic for any company to discuss, but it is more helpful than harmful.
The retirement age for male and female workers could increase from 60 and 55 at present to 62 and 60 respectively from 2021.
Companies are pushing back against Taiwan lawmakers who are proposing that companies appoint labour directors.
Accredited foreign professionals, including doctors, dentists, and pharmacists, soon may not need to take proficiency exams to start working in Taiwan.
The Malaysian government has decided to remove third parties in the foreign worker application and recruitment process.
Newcomer to the Readers’ Choice Awards, Elements Global Services walked away with the trophy for Best Outsourcing technology during the 2018 event.
RISQ Group has snagged the Best Background Screening Provider award for the second year in a row.
New fathers in Hong Kong will soon enjoy five days of statutory paternity leave, up from the current entitlement of three.
Bangladesh has passed a bill that will provide more facilities to workers, and the punishment of workers for violating laws has been reduced.
A proposed work-from-home bill will soon provide Filipino workers with the option for greater work-life balance.
With the proposed law, the UK government aims to tackle the lack of social mobility among ethnic minorities.
This follows allegations that a syndicate of recruiting agents monopolised the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers.
CEO Ng Yat Chung draws a line after two editors were involved in undeclared and improper relations with a junior staff member.
Foreign workers in Qatar will no longer need controversial exit permits from their employers to leave the country.
Thailand's work permits now allow the holders to change employers within Thailand, rather than being tied to their original role and organisation.
The two countries are close to finalising an agreement which lays out mandates for the supply of Nepalese workers to Malaysia.
The chief enforcer of labour laws across the Philippines is calling for a higher budget and greater resources "on the ground".
The list reveals how Hong Kong hopes to continue developing as a high value-added and diversified economy.
South Korea is hoping that increased resources will help to create jobs, especially for women and senior citizens.