The Malaysian Employers Federation also proposed the set up of a platform to record, monitor and report adverse events related to the COVID-19 vaccinations.
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.
The government is working out new laws to protect the rights of workers, especially those in flexible employment.
Business owners have been urged to get safety seals for their establishments in the country’s efforts to re-open the economy.
Despite the easing of social restrictions in Singapore, companies should continue to ensure their employees work from home, whenever possible.
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has called on the government to penalise businesses not following measures for pandemic control.
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 government’s guidelines stipulate that only 60% of employees in selected sectors can report to the office.
The government is supporting the proposal to let employees choose a four-day work week in its annual economic policy guideline.
Workers cannot be cross-deployed to multiple worksites, and employers need to implement flexible working hours and staggered start times.
Companies employing between five and 49 workers will have to comply with the 52-hour work week by next month.
The Ministry of Labour (MOL) has temporarily lowered the number of rest hours workers must get between shifts from 11 to eight for four industries.
Businesses are advised to stagger the start times of employees and implement flexible working hours, and refrain from cross-deploying workers.
Employers with staff who need to work in high-risk environments should implement testing for them on a regular basis, says Enterprise Singapore.
Local governments have been urged to relax overly strict lockdowns that are affecting production and business activity in some provinces.
Staff are encouraged to report incidents where their workplace exceeds the 60% capacity, or they are asked to work despite the need for quarantine.
The Department of Labour could be given more authority to penalise companies who fail to comply to WFH orders.
Enhanced wage support for select businesses affected by the city-state’s tighter measures has also been announced.
A statement has been issued to all factories and enterprises mandating that workers be given a paid day off in order to get vaccinated.
Businesses have been told to form their own internal audit committees to ensure compliance to the stricter SOPs under the MCO.
These include making sure that premises are equipped with a safe entry QR code, thermometers and hand sanitisers
South Korea’s policymakers have proposed a bill that will guarantee employees’ rights when a company is in a spinoff.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) has asked business owners to provide the number of staff on-site in their workplaces.
The New Zealand parliament has passed a bill that will double the number of paid sick leave for employees from five to 10 days.
HealthJustice Philippines has urged the government to enforce smoke-free workplaces in a bid to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Companies in Miyagi, Osaka, and Hyōgo Prefectures were asked to adopt remote work arrangements to control the spread of COVID-19.
Employers in Malaysia have been warned that they risk closure if staff are not allowed to self-quarantine while waiting for COVID-19 screening results.
In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Malaysia, the government has imposed a nationwide movement control order.
Workers who receive the COVID-19 vaccine will be entitled to two days off work, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
Businesses in six Selangor districts will be allowed to have 30% of staff present in offices from May 6 till May 17 under the latest movement control order.