Sichuan province conducted a week-long inspection on overtime work and takes “zero tolerance” towards employers who breach labour laws.
The cabinet has given the go-ahead for a soft-loan package worth 5 billion baht (US$150 million) to help create jobs for the unemployed.
The Manpower Ministry is optimistic of closing the wage gap between male and female workers, and to increase the level of female participation at work.
Over VND5,422 billion (US$238 million) has been spent to support employers and employees in the city impacted by the pandemic.
A Japanese labour ministry survey has found that the prolonged pandemic is still dampening wage hikes for workers in affected sectors.
Unvaccinated staff in businesses where customers need to show My Vaccine Pass cannot work unless they are fully inoculated against COVID-19.
The National Wage Consultative Council (MPGN) is still discussing whether to maintain or increase the minimum wage rate.
CHRO Malaysia highlighted some of the key challenges facing CHROs today, including placing their people at the heart of all business strategies.
A recent government survey showed that slightly more than half of workers who have changed jobs have found more rewarding careers.
The government has distributed RM19.21 billion (US$4.6 billion) under its Wages Subsidy Programme (PSU) as of October 29.
Over the last four years, five major cities outside Seoul have driven the increase in the proportion of non-regular jobs in the country.
The government has been urged to strictly monitor the minimum wage implementation and take ‘firm action’ against violators.
To help non-regular workers affected by the pandemic, several hundred billion yen has been set aside to implement a job-transfer-support project.
The Central Bureau of Statistics has revealed a year-on-year rise in the number of people in the working population in 2021.
Out of the 38 members of the OECD, South Korea ranks highest in the pay gap between male and female employees in 2020.
Micro and small businesses are provided with the option to apply for a government loan to pay employees their 13th month salary.
The kingdom needs to upgrade its workforce skills, maximise youth dividend and accelerate digital transformation, said the UNDP.
To attract people who have gone back to their hometowns to return to work after lockdown, the government is working on a support package.
The state government plans to repeal the automatic compensation rights for essential workers under section 19B of the Workers Compensation Act 1987.
Health minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin has called for more attention to be paid to the safety of workers in the workplace, particularly their health.
The total number of workers in the industrial and service sectors grew by 0.3% to nearly 8.12 million in September, as businesses continued to recover.
More than VND24.6 trillion (US$1.6 billion) in cash assistance has been disbursed from the unemployment insurance fund.
Trade unions in the capital city say higher wages are required to offset the impact of rising inflation in prices of essential commodities.
President Rodrigo Duterte has said there is a legal basis for employers to refuse to hire potential staff who are still unvaccinated against COVID-19.
A governmental economic-policy panel has proposed a fresh stimulus package, including shoring up support for companies increasing employee salaries.
Claims by five government workers who said that their human rights have been violated due to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate have been dismissed.
As domestic demand recovers due to the government’s stimulus measures, the number of furloughed workers fell by 5,635 in one week.
Unvaccinated government staff may need to get tested for COVID-19 every week instead of once every two weeks.
The Social Security Organization (Socso) will give its full support to the government’s plan to strengthen the labour market and expand social safety nets.
Medically eligible public officers who opt to remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 may be asked to take unpaid leave.