An amendment to the Employment Act allowing three days of paid paternity leave was previously proposed, but the NGOs said that it was insufficient.
The minimum wage rate is slated to increase from RM1,200 to RM1,500 in the near future, said the human resource minister.
The minimum wage for workers in the country was last raised from RM1,100 to RM1,200 in February 2020, said the Malaysian Trades Union Congress.
Labour secretary Silvestre Bello III has ordered a nation-wide review of minimum wage as oil prices continue to spike globally.
Currently, some three in 10 women of reproductive age, or 649 million women do not have access to adequate maternity protection, says the ILO.
Inflation-adjusted real wages, a gauge of households’ purchasing power, increased 0.4% year-on-year in the month.
Singapore's FairPrice Group's priority is to invest in employees, and help them to reach their full potential through various learning approaches.
New tripartite standards will address areas such as training and career development, the provision of rest areas, and care for workers’ mental well-being.
As factories lay off workers due to the pandemic-induced economic downturn, more Indonesians are getting into service sector jobs.
Presently, only civil servants are entitled to paid leave when they take off days to care for their families, and not private sector workers.
A successful DE&I strategy can help organisations drive business outcomes and advance workplace gender equality.
The Advisory Committee on Platform Workers is also considering forming a union for such workers to represent their concerns in the event of disputes.
The central government aims to create more than 11 million new jobs in urban areas this year and to keep the unemployment rate in urban areas under 5.5%.
Under the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations, a raise in the Dearness Allowance (DA) is expected for employees by the end of this month.
The payment of employment insurance fees and electricity and gas bills for April and June will be postponed for three more months.
A baby bonus superannuation payment can reduce the gap between the retirement savings of men and women who go on maternity leave.
The Employees Provident Fund is keen to see wages go upwards, but stresses that it must match with the availability of funds and the right way to do it.
Making the Jobs Growth Incentive permanent can help mature professionals, managers, and executives (PMEs) transition into new jobs, said MP Patrick Tay.
Some 8.62 million people with disabilities, including the self-employed and flexible workers, were employed in 2020, up from 8.55 million in 2019.
The move to raise minimum wage from the current NZ$20.0 (US$13.5) to NZ$21.2 (US$14.3) per hour has drawn widespread criticism from businesses.
As of February 18, a total of RM21.72 million has been channelled to 902 MSMEs under the Indian Community Entrepreneur Development Scheme.
As organisations look to achieve business continuity and success, ADP's Peter Hadley highlights the payroll challenges organisations face in 2022.
Enforcement action may be taken on employers who continue to implement attendance-tied incentive schemes from next year.
Currently, gig workers are considered self-employed and therefore not guaranteed a minimum wage or employment insurance.
Although work satisfaction increased to 72.5% last year, 13.5% of workers reported that they did not get extra pay for working overtime.
The full-time wage gap between male and female workers amounted to A$255 per week, marking the second lowest national pay gap in the last 20 years.
The country’s parliament has passed a larger-than-planned first extra budget of this year amid the biggest outbreak of the pandemic to date.
Gig workers on the platform with existing EPF accounts can give their consent to opt into the programme and set their contribution rate.
To help SMEs tide over the pandemic, the government will implement more supportive policies to help SMEs operationally and financially.
A$34.2 million of funding will be used to place workers in over 1,500 jobs across hospitality, warehousing and logistics, and tourism.