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.
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.