The pay gap between the hourly wage of male workers and that of female ones averaged NT$57 or 15.8% last year, according to the Ministry of Labour.
Although the government is still discussing the minimum wage hike, some firms are already paying more than the minimum wage.
The Australian Taxation Office will penalise employers who fail to pay workers' superannuation after delaying its enforcement due to the pandemic.
The RM40 billion (US$9.6 billion) SemarakNiaga Keluarga Malaysia programme is designed to create jobs and help businesses recover.
Employees who experience miscarriage or still birth should also be provided with paid leave, said the Community and Public Sector Union.
CEOs have urged the next government to increase tax revenue by strengthening the economy instead of hiking taxes on businesses.
To qualify for the handout, businesses must show a 40% drop in revenue over seven consecutive days during the six weeks prior to February 15.
Despite the rollout of government work support initiatives, employers have been reluctant to offer decent salaries to potential workers.
The Japanese Trade Union Confederation wants businesses to define workplace rules related to the eligibility for remote work.
Singapore’s 2022 budget will include a S$500 million (US$372 million) support package to help workers and businesses “still struggling” to recover.
Instead, pay increases are more likely to come in the form of one-time bonuses, which may not lead to increased household spending
Government support ensured the unemployment rate hit 3.5% instead of 7.5% in 2021, said the country's finance ministry.
With the launch of the Job Loss Guarantee Programme (JKP), the Old Age Insurance Programme (JHT) will revert to protecting elderly workers.
Foreign workers would send back the surplus of their salaries to their home countries, instead of spending their earnings in Malaysia, says employers group.
A US$100 million special emergency loan scheme will help SMEs and the agriculture and agro-industry sectors get through the pandemic.
84% of fresh graduates were employed in full-time jobs within six months of completing their exams, an increase from 69.8% in 2020 and 81.7% in 2019.
Incentives that are based on employees' use of sick leave will be deemed as "unfair practice", says the Manpower Minister.
China is offering special help to young entrepreneurs and providing a range of incentives to encourage small companies to employ fresh graduates.
Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong has said the minimum wage, frozen at HK$37.50 (US$4.8) since 2019, may be raised this year.
S$8.6 billion in loans was provided to 12,600 companies in 2021, compared to S$18 billion to 21,000 companies in 2020.
In a new world of work, organisations need to think beyond just monetary rewards if they are to attract and retain the best talent.
The HR Ministry has been urged to focus on reforming labour laws to keep up with the gig economy and the reality of a post-pandemic age.
The move is designed to strike the right balance between retaining the standard of living for low-wage workers and meeting the needs of businesses.
Some 22% of company boards also do not have a single woman on them, while less than one in five CEOs are female, a report has found.
The Labour Ministry is expected to approve the country’s daily minimum wage from 336 baht (US$10.2) to a flat rate of 492 baht (US$15.0).
Employees have suffered as much as employers during the pandemic, said the Labour Law Reform Coalition.
The handouts will exclude workers who lost their jobs before the current wave of outbreaks began last December.
Besides offering attractive salaries and wages, how else can organisations retain employees when there is a shortage of talent?
About 49% of employers in the database of Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) pay super on their parental leave scheme.
Corporations have been spending less of their profits on wages since the end of the bubble economy about 30 years ago, a government study finds.