Staff working from locations other than their offices accounted for 19.2% of all workers in Japan in April, which is almost unchanged from levels in July 2020.
To spur job creation, the country’s biggest employers’ association has called on the government to waive off fees for the renewal of existing permits and licences.
Employers are required to sign their staff up for the insurance on their first day at work, regardless of company size, or face a fine of up to NT$100,000.
To increase women’s participation in the workforce, the Australian government is considering increasing childcare subsidies in its upcoming budget.
The fund, launched in 2017, has helped workers in the lower-wage group while they search for a new job and wait for social support.
Japan’s SMEs and some members of the ruling party are opposing prime minister Yoshihide Suga's proposal to increase the minimum wage.
To receive the compensation, workers will need to present a certificate of employment, an RT-PCR test, and accompanying medical records.
Tan See Leng, who is currently Second Minister for Manpower, will take over Josephine Teo with effect from May 15.
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has said vaccinations are still on a voluntary basis unless the government makes it mandatory for workers.
Business sector legislators have called for short-term support for the unemployed in the form of HK$6,000 per month for six months.
The number of employed women aged between 25 and 54 fell by 541,000 year-on-year last March, more than the 327,000 for men in the same age group.
Major employer groups have argued for the Fair Work Commission to either impose a pay freeze or delay any pay hikes until February 2022.
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.