Micro and small businesses are provided with the option to apply for a government loan to pay employees their 13th month salary.
Chairman of the Japan Business Federation also backed the call, encouraging profit-earning firms to increase workers’ wages.
The kingdom needs to upgrade its workforce skills, maximise youth dividend and accelerate digital transformation, said the UNDP.
The final decision on the increase will be decided by the governor of each province, and based on the data published by Statistics Indonesia.
CHRO Malaysia, taking place today, will provide key insights into how CHROs can lead their organisations successfully into the future.
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 new measures will take effect on December 1, and those who choose to be unvaccinated will have to shoulder the cost of COVID-19 tests.
The state government plans to repeal the automatic compensation rights for essential workers under section 19B of the Workers Compensation Act 1987.
Although maternity leave has been extended from 60 to 90 days, this is less than the International Labour Organisation’s standard of 98 days.
Health minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin has called for more attention to be paid to the safety of workers in the workplace, particularly their health.
Cash payouts worth 100,000 yen (US$884) each will be delivered to students, temporary workers and low-income households hit hardest by COVID-19.
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.
A proposed new policy will grant employers the discretion to hire application based on their vaccination status.
More than VND24.6 trillion (US$1.6 billion) in cash assistance has been disbursed from the unemployment insurance fund.
So far, gig workers only receive social protection under the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme under the Social Security Organisation.
Trade unions in the capital city say higher wages are required to offset the impact of rising inflation in prices of essential commodities.
The government had earlier urged businesses to help achieve its target of cutting commuters by 70% and to support telework as an alternative.
HRM Asia’s CHRO Online Series 2022 continues November 19 with CHRO Malaysia examining the role of the future CHRO.
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.
The minimum wage rate was raised to RM$1,200 from RM$1,100 previously, and took effect in February 2020 across 57 cities and towns.
A governmental economic-policy panel has proposed a fresh stimulus package, including shoring up support for companies increasing employee salaries.
The unemployment rate for young adults, aged between 15 and 29, fell by 2.7 percentage points year-to-year to 5.6%.
Claims by five government workers who said that their human rights have been violated due to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate have been dismissed.
The government does, however, provide social security protection to the self-employed, which covers gig workers.
As domestic demand recovers due to the government's stimulus measures, the number of furloughed workers fell by 5,635 in one week.
The sector that saw the largest wage jump include tech firms, while the salaries of workers in the tourism and aviation sectors took a plunge.
HRM Asia’s CHRO Online Series 2021 continues November 18 with CHRO Malaysia discussing how HR is taking the lead in shaping the future of work.
Unvaccinated government staff may need to get tested for COVID-19 every week instead of once every two weeks.
Keidanren aims to reduce the number of women who are forced to quit their jobs to care for their children or nursing care for their parents.
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.