Australia's Northern Territory has made it compulsory for anyone serving the public at work to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Male workers are also receiving a higher average monthly wage as compared to their female counterparts.
The government has recovered S$361 million (US$266 million) from 4,862 firms to remedy overpayments in the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS).
All employers have been told to test staff for COVID-19 after they return to work after the three-day Pchum Ben holiday or Ancestors’ Day.
Malaysia has announced that all medically fit federal government employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Healthcare staff in New South Wales (NSW) must be inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine by September 30, said NSW health minister Brad Hazzard.
If their jobs do not allow them to work from home, then employers must treat the period of absence as paid sick leave, said authorities.
As COVID-19 cases continue to spike, work from home (WFH) will be the default for all employees who are able to do so.
Changes to the Fair Work Act were passed in March, allowing casual staff the right to convert to permanent employment after 12 months of work.
Thousands of Australian healthcare workers risk losing their jobs if they opt not to be vaccinated under new government rules.
Regulators met with Chinese tech giants to discuss efforts to protect the basic rights of gig workers, following new government guidelines.
Japan's health ministry has found that clusters at workplaces were due to insufficient anti-COVID measures.
From November 1, all businesses in the city-state will have to notify the Ministry of Manpower of all retrenchments carried out.
Authorities are looking into the wider use of antigen rapid tests at the workplace and will be establishing further testing guidelines.
Factory owners who employ foreign workers have been advised to set up their own vaccination centres (PPVs) at their work premises.
From October 1, workers in selected industries will be required to either be vaccinated, or undergo regular testing.
As some sectors of the economy reopen, The Small and Medium Enterprises Association of Malaysia reminds businesses to comply with existing SOPs.
Employees who need to be present at workplaces must undergo fortnightly RTK Antigen tests approved by the health ministry.
Many companies in the southern part of the country are seeking approval to allow their staff to go back to their own residences.
Taiwan's New Power Party (NPP) has raised the issue of employers using pandemic relief funds to pay their staff’s salaries.
Civil servants, teachers and healthcare workers must get inoculated against COVID-19 or pay for regular testing.
Under the proposal, business owners and workers will have to be fully vaccinated and undergo a weekly COVID-19 swab test.
Employers are also advised to set up a dedicated safety department at the workplace and appoint a safety office at the work site.
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.