In a first of its kind, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has upheld the termination of a childcare worker who had refused to get a flu jab.
Minister of trade Muhammad Lutfi said the use of digital technology is vital for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to compete globally.
The labour ministry is advocating for companies to adopt digital payrolls within the current fiscal year, though safety concerns remain.
Data from the General Statistics Office (GSO) showed that the average income of workers rose 5.7% in Q1 compared to Q4 of 2020.
To help workers made jobless by the latest COVID-19 wave, the country’s Ministry of Labour is compiling a list of more than 225,000 job vacancies.
8.8% of workers in the country are paid a basic salary below the RM1,200 (US$291) monthly minimum wage.
The Ministry of Public Health’s advisory comes as the number of COVID-19 cases are expected to spike after the Songkran festival.
In the past 10 years, the wage gap between regular and non-regular workers has increased by 490,000 won (US$438), up 47.6%.
A labour union, representing low-paid essential workers across different sectors in Japan, has urged for minimum wages to be raised.
Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed that 70,700 net new jobs were created in March, double the expected 35,000.
Despite the economic fallout from the pandemic, employees received the highest-ever average year-end bonus of NT$70,513 (US$2,478) last year.
To incentivise job seekers to move to new locations for work, the government is giving them an upfront cash payment of A$2,000 (US$1,539).
The Ministry of Labour will provide free COVID-19 tests to members of the social security scheme, in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Bangkok.
The number of job openings in March reached 238,700, rising for 11 straight months, according to the National Skills Commission.
More women were appointed to the boards of statutory boards, companies and Institutions of Public Character (IPCs) in 2020.
Confederation of Indonesian Workers Unions (KSPI) president Said Iqbal has called for companies to make mandatory full payment for Eid allowances.
Human resources minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan has given the green light allowing employers to give their staff leave for getting vaccinated.
The number of women in their 20s who held non-regular jobs rose the fastest, growing by 5.5 percentage points.
MOM has reported that 35% of job vacancies last year could be done remotely, adding that these openings were largely for PMET roles.
The MOL has asked the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) to enact new laws allowing employees to take unpaid leave for vaccination.
The Human Resources Ministry and the Ministry of Health are deliberating whether employees should be given an off-day to get their COVID-19 inoculations.
The cabinet has approved its third stimulus package of 1.9 trillion baht (US$60.5 billion) to help workers and businesses get through the pandemic.
CHROs need to provide staff with innovative digital tools for better cross-functional and cross-border peer-to-peer collaboration.
The government is not raising minimum wages after ending its JobKeeper programme on March 28, citing job creation as one of its priorities.
The Ministry of Employment and Labour has increased the period which employers can have more flexibility in implementing the 52-hour work week.
The latest revision of the Workplace Harassment Prevention Law (WHPL) fails to protect subcontractors and labourers facing harassment.
President Rodrigo Duterte has extended a strict lockdown in Manila and adjacent provinces by at least a week.
The Cabinet has approved bills requiring companies to retain their workers until they are 70 years old, effectively raising the retirement age from 65 to 70.
The central government has postponed the implementation of four new labour codes originally scheduled to be rolled out on April 1.
Google is reopening some of its US offices with employees returning to the office on a voluntary basis from April.