As locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 have been brought under control, the employment rate fell for a third consecutive month in September.
Businesses offering dine-in and in-person services cannot fire staff or withhold the salaries of those who are not vaccinated.
The jobless rate in Hong Kong fell from 4.7% in the June-August period to 4.5% in the July-September quarter, the lowest since the first quarter last year.
Gig and platform workers may be reclassified as employees in a major government policy move amid a changing employment landscape.
To help SMEs retain employees, the Thai Cabinet has approved a 37-billion-baht (US$1.1 billion) subsidy programme that will help pay for salaries.
The Public Service Department (JPA) is mandating all medically fit civil servants to get the jab against COVID-19 or face the sack.
An online survey of 4,476 employees shows that a much higher proportion of women than men prefer to work remotely than at a physical office location.
Employees who made claims for salary arrears and compensation for wrongful dismissal in the last financial year recovered S$13 million.
Data showed that the country’s surveyed urban unemployment rate fell 0.5 percentage point to 4.9% in September year-on-year.
Workers in Taiwan worked more hours than those in other countries in the world last year except for three other countries, according to the Ministry of Labour.
To help workers, especially women, balance family and employment responsibilities, Labour has urged for a review of the “erosion” of part-time work.
The Financial Management & Resilience Programme (URUS) has been launched for individual borrowers who continue to be affected by the pandemic.
The number of employed people across various sectors showed an increase in August month-on-month, with wages growing marginally.
The number of employed people totaled 27.68 million in September, marking a record high since March 2014, when the figure grew by 726,000.
Australia’s Northern Territory has made it compulsory for anyone serving the public at work to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
As the country gets ready to reopen its borders on November 1, the Labour Ministry has announced that 222,871 jobs have been created.
Minister of Labour Hsu Ming-chun has said her ministry will be launching an online platform to allow migrant workers to self- submit applications.
Over the next 12 months, 28% of companies expect to increase the number of employees as businesses recover from the pandemic.
All public and private institutions have begun testing employees and officials for COVID-19 after the recently concluded Pchum Ben festival.
The Japan Federation of Employers’ Associations says taking on secondary employment can result in a more productive workforce.
The overall unemployment rate in August fell by 0.1 percentage point to 2.7% month-on-month, due to a temporary easing of labour demand.
The government has recovered S$361 million (US$266 million) from 4,862 firms to remedy overpayments in the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS).
Western buyers of Cambodian apparel and footwear goods have been urged to prod suppliers towards paying a living wage to factory workers.
The Employers & Manufacturers Association (EMA) is calling on the government to mandate workers to carry digital vaccine passports to enter workplaces.
To help about 480,122 struggling small businesses keep five million employees employed, the government is planning to roll out subsidies.
About 13 business groups have asked the government to restrict the mobility of unvaccinated individuals and to step up mass inoculations.
All employers have been told to test staff for COVID-19 after they return to work after the three-day Pchum Ben holiday or Ancestors’ Day.
The allocation of RM18 billion (US$4.3 billion) in wage subsidies has helped 2.9 million workers in the country keep their jobs so far, reports HR minister.
About three million workers in Ho Chi Minh City stand to gain from the unemployment insurance fund with total allowances of about VND6 trillion.
Businesses in Auckland are calling for government-mandated vaccination at workplaces amid a lockdown that has lasted seven weeks.