Amid tighter COVID-19 measures, the associations have asked for rental rebates, foreign worker levies and an extension of bank loan moratoriums.
Companies can now apply for interest-free loans to pay furloughed staff and salaries from the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies.
Targeted support will be provided for businesses and workers affected by the latest tightened safe management measures from July 22 to August 18.
Employees in the garment and tourism industries whose employment contracts have been suspended can expect cash subsidies.
This comes after the country’s minimum wage commission set the new minimum wage rate at 9,160 won (US$7.94) per hour for 2022.
The financial aid will apply to companies in the sectors of construction, hotels, food services, art, entertainment and recreation in affected provinces.
The labour ministry has recommended raising the national average minimum wage by 3.1% to 930 yen (US$8.43) per hour.
Some 30% of gig workers estimated their hourly wage after expenses to be between NZ$18.90 and 2021's scheduled minimum wage of NZ$20.
The Minimum Wage Commission (MWC) has set the country’s minimum wage for next year at 9,160 won (US$8) per hour.
The payout will be on top of the RM$1,000 assistance which was credited to the companies’ bank accounts in mid-June this year.
The New South Wales (NSW) and federal governments have announced a financial assistance package to keep businesses afloat.
The programme is to be implemented for four months from August 1st, and would be open to all economic sectors in the first two months.
Some government officials are rejecting Labour’s Fair Pay Agreement (FPA) plan in favour of tightening existing employment laws.
Consultation for the trial programme will open this month, and the scheme is slated to start in early 2022.
Self-employed workers who earned less than NT$408,000 in 2020, and who have been impacted by the pandemic, will be eligible for subsidies.
Workers will now be eligible for handouts of up to NT$20,000 in subsidies over four months if they find a new full-time job.
The new measures will allow parents to qualify for paternity, maternity and adoption benefits of up to S$30,000, depending on their income.
David Atkinson, a member of the government's growth strategy panel, has called for minimum wages to be raised by at least 3% in fiscal 2021.
The funds have been channelled to 75,262 employers, allowing them to maintain employment of 659,066 workers.
A new S$1.2-billion (US$890.2-million) support package is designed to help small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) cope with the pandemic.
Government workers who work from home due to the pandemic can claim for internet expenses of P75-300 (US$1.5-6.1) per month.
The facility aims to provide relief and support the recovery of SMEs in the services sector, and brings the total allocation to RM$6 billion.
To offer financial aid to those affected by the pandemic, the government is planning a VND26-trillion (US$1.13-billion) package.
Beginning July 1, public sector workers will have access to 14 weeks of paid parental leave in the state of New South Wales.
A US$500 million World Bank programme will invest in social protection schemes for urban informal workers, gig-workers, and migrants.
A large portion of the extra budget will be used to support small businesses, provide cash handouts to households and help struggling job seekers.
The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) is against increasing the number of service incentive leave days mandated by law.
The payout will cover over 690,000 employees across six high-risk provinces, paying out half their wages with a cap of 7,500 baht.
From July, more employees, including those hired under special contracts, will be covered under the state employment insurance scheme.
Some RM$500 million would be allocated to the unemployed, benefiting around 1 million recipients who will each receive RM$500.