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.
A survey carried out from late March to early April saw 40 companies saying that they have increased or plan to increase mid-career hiring.
Minister of trade Muhammad Lutfi said the use of digital technology is vital for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to compete globally.
The number of individuals who worked less than 36 hours a week reached 5.9 million last month, marking an increase of 836,000, or 16.6% year-on-year.
The labour ministry is advocating for companies to adopt digital payrolls within the current fiscal year, though safety concerns remain.
The amendment to the law would also allow foreign professionals to enjoy greater tax concessions, from the current three years to five years.
Data from the General Statistics Office (GSO) showed that the average income of workers rose 5.7% in Q1 compared to Q4 of 2020.
The decision has to be made before August 5, which is the legal deadline for the Ministry of Employment and Labour to deliver an official notice to the public.
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.
Various departments have asked their employees to report at staggered timings, while those living in COVID-19 containment zones are told to stay home.
8.8% of workers in the country are paid a basic salary below the RM1,200 (US$291) monthly minimum wage.
Fathers in their 30s and 40s comprised 74.5% of stay-at-home dads, while those aged 60 and above comprised almost 18%.
The Ministry of Public Health's advisory comes as the number of COVID-19 cases are expected to spike after the Songkran festival.
Some of the plans to help those with disabilities have already been rolled out in 2020, while more will be rolled out progressively from the second half of 2021.
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%.
Offences include uncertified accommodation, non-compliance with local authority laws and not providing rest and dining areas to employees.
A labour union, representing low-paid essential workers across different sectors in Japan, has urged for minimum wages to be raised.
Through a new initiative, the government aims to provide a level playing field for social impact firms by supporting their job creation and innovation efforts.
Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed that 70,700 net new jobs were created in March, double the expected 35,000.
Job vacancies have also increased across all industries, with the highest growth in healthcare, manufacturing, construction and hospitality.
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.
South Korea's labour minister urged employees to be more adaptable to work in a fast-changing and high-tech environment.
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).
71.5% of employers highlighted that relevant work experience and skills matter more as this allows the candidate to perform the job almost immediately.
At HR Tech Connect 2021, HR visionaries and experts like Anita Lettink and Josh Bersin will address the key priorities facing HR leaders in 2021.
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 government also plans to provide F&B businesses an additional tranche of subsidies under the Anti-Epidemic Fund.
The number of job openings in March reached 238,700, rising for 11 straight months, according to the National Skills Commission.
Labour activists are calling for more to be done for workers who experience adverse symptoms after receiving their COVID-19 vaccination shots.
More women were appointed to the boards of statutory boards, companies and Institutions of Public Character (IPCs) in 2020.