The Australian government is looking to allow employees to choose between increased take-home pay and higher pension contributions.
With the revision, fathers can take leave in two batches, and will receive employment insurance benefits equivalent to 67% of their pre-leave wages.
Under the National Economic Recovery Plan, the scheme prioritises SMEs that have not received financing from banks previously.
About 180,000 Hongkongers who were unemployed for at least two months since the start of last year will also be eligible to apply for low-interest loans.
The revised Holidays Act will provide clarity to employers and help employees receive their leave entitlements.
Senior minister of state for manpower Zaqy Mohamad has said the government is considering a progressive wage model (PWM) for the retail sector.
Companies must show a 30% fall in revenue over seven days compared with a similar period in the six weeks prior to the heightened alert level.
Assistant Secretary Dominique Tutay of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is proposing a three-month wage subsidy for workers.
The labour movement is looking into how gig workers can have greater structural support, which can include greater bargaining power.
Making it compulsory to use at least a third of shared parental leave will force fathers to be more involved in childcare, says the Shanghai Women’s Federation.
This is part of the S$870 million OneAviation Support Package announced in Budget 2021 to support firms hit hard by the pandemic.
Under its social security system, the government has approved a scheme that will give salaried workers 4,000 baht (US$134) each.
The number of workers who collected wage subsidies decreased by about 2 million over an eight-month period last year.
The minister said that it would be tricky to draw the line for when the scheme should stop, and urged that public policy needs to be fair.
Organisations also need to update their indicators for the new normal, and make data-driven decisions to inform their HR strategy.
The National Employment Council estimates that over 160,000 new jobs will be created this year through committed investments.
The government announced a range of Budget 2021 measures aimed at helping workers and businesses to land jobs and sustain operations amid the pandemic.
This would encourage fathers to share care of the child, causing less disruption and long-term impact to women’s careers, she says.
The government’s paperless portal for MSME registration – Udyam Registration – has processed 2.03 million registrations in the last three months.
The speed of decline was the fastest since 2009, when the global financial crisis led to a drop of overtime wages by 13.5%.
There were 27,423 private sectors workers who requested paternity leave last year, more than double that of 2017’s total of 12,042.
The government has launched the Short-Term Absence Payment (STAP) – a scheme to help businesses and staff affected by the pandemic.
The basic subsidy for low-income families, once relaxed, would benefit around 24,000 more underemployed households.
Lord Allan Velasco has submitted a pandemic-relief bill of 420 billion peso (US$8.7 billion) to Congress to spur the economy into recovery.
This covers the country’s retail, fast food and warehouse workers, as well as those who work in aviation, arts and recreation, and tourism.
Prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has given the go-ahead for financial aid costing 40 billion baht to help employees left out under previous schemes.
Some 33.4% of non-regular workers received no compensation for forced leave, as compared to 14.8% for regular staff, a survey shows.
The supplementary budget is reported to be in the scale of 20 trillion won (US$17.9 billion) to 30 trillion won (US$26.8 billion).
The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) has called on the government to provide immediate subsidies for workers struggling financially.
The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) is pushing for the removal of the rule that workers must be employed for six months before getting sick leave.