The date for deciding on the minimum wage for next year has been postponed to October 8 as announced by the Ministry of Labour (MOL).
The current minimum wage of RM1,200 (US$286) per month can be revised upwards in stages, a former minister has suggested.
51% of the RM490 billion (US$116.93 billion) allocated under the eight pandemic stimulus packages has been disbursed so far.
Foreign business chambers are urging the government to reopen the local economy to retain investments in the country.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has called on the government to do more to address the gender gap for women in the workforce.
Three organisations have banded together to launch an initiative to enhance financial literacy and inclusion among young entrepreneurs and SMEs.
A white paper with “concrete proposals” to tackle issues concerning women will be presented in Parliament in early 2022.
The Childcare Policy Alliance (CPA) has urged the government to reform labour laws to boost the birth rate and retain married women in the workforce.
The government has been urged to address gender gaps exacerbated by the pandemic when formulating next year’s budget.
The creation of 9.38 million urban jobs from January to August meant China has achieved 85.3% of its annual goal of job creation.
Negotiations on next year’s minimum wage for workers in the garment, textile and footwear sectors are underway.
Thousands of Australian healthcare workers risk losing their jobs if they opt not to be vaccinated under new government rules.
The implementation rate of remote work in large companies shows a trend of being about twice that of SMEs during the pandemic.
Both formal and informal workplaces in the country have been encouraged not to discriminate against women and have inclusive company policies.
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has urged help to be provided for SMEs in next year’s budget to enable employers to create more jobs.
A Facebook group “Jobs Without Jabs Australia” with 20,000 members is opposing the vaccination requirement for jobs.
About 9.8% of companies intends to hire more regular staff, while 3.0% will cut down on such hires when the country’s minimum wage is raised.
The Science, Technology and Innovation Minister said at least 45% of the workforce needs to be highly skilled for Malaysia to compete on the global stage.
Japan’s health ministry has found that clusters at workplaces were due to insufficient anti-COVID measures.
Taiwan’s Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce (CNAIC) has asked for the minimum wage for 2022 not to be raised.
The Ministry of Communications and Informatics has launched a programme to step up digitalisation among SMEs.
The funds will financially support companies and employees affected by the latest measures to contain the latest spike in COVID-19 cases.
The 2022 budget will focus on job and income recovery and provide more targeted assistance to boost socio-economic resilience.
Representatives of 17 national unions have agreed to ask for a US$22.20 increase to the minimum wage for textile, garment and footwear workers for 2022.
Employers are urging the government to allow people who have received their first vaccine dose to get back to work to prevent their businesses from shuttering.
The digital-transformation programme is designed to help enterprises, cooperatives, and household businesses in their digitalisation efforts.
The issue of recruitment agencies not being able to access governmental wage subsidies is being examined and discussed.
The Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill of 2021 protects all Australians from workplace sexual harassment.
The Ministry of Commerce is providing assistance to SMEs to be digitally equipped to get through the pandemic.
The Workforce Development Agency (WDA) has stated that employers are not allowed to ask potential hires for proof of COVID vaccination.