Nearly 900 organisations, each with over 250 employees, are set to disclose their gender pay gaps under new regulations.
Maximising productive and sustainable job opportunities, and raising salaries, form part of a blueprint for inclusive labour development.
Prior to the passage of the Workplace Fairness Legislation in 2024, Singapore has outlined key areas that will be protected in the workplace.
Small organisations’ employees now have the access to the same rights as employees working for large or medium organisations.
Employees working for larger firms are more likely to be provided with the opportunity to work remotely, compared to those who work in smaller ones.
The hike is seen as crucial for overall wage growth despite organisations struggling to secure employees amid a labour shortage.
86% of salary claims were resolved via the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management’s mediation, with 93% fully recovered for employees.
The Philippines’ Senate continues to consider nationwide wage hikes in response to public demand for fair compensation.
Taiwan’s federal government is looking to amend sexual harassment laws that will place heavier punishments on offenders in positions of power.
Employers are urged to review workplace policies and consider accommodation and alternative arrangements to ensure compliance.
As part of the proposed model, mandatory salary increments will be introduced annually to address wage inequality.
Changes to casual work risk exclude individuals with regular work patterns, reducing flexibility and pay for university students, retirees, and others.
To maintain a harmonious and non-litigious workplace culture, upcoming legislation will favour mediation for dispute resolution in Singapore.
A four-day workweek has been rejected by Taiwan's Ministry of Labour due to concerns over its impact on sectors and business competitiveness.
With more employees embracing whistleblowing to improve working conditions, organisations can do more to address the evolving role of whistleblowing.
Employers in Singapore have been urged to offer flexible work arrangements that help to create an engaged and diverse workforce.
Despite being one of the biggest advocates of AI, Google has cautioned employees regarding the use of chatbots, including its own Bard programme.
The ratification of international treaties will see Australia heighten efforts to reduce workplace violence and harassment.
The Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) is also pushing for more initiatives to help employees understand and embrace the use of the technology.
Measures such as surveilling attendance at work will be implemented as the tech giant continues to reverse its once popular remote work policy.
Organisations need to understand the challenges faced by employees and implement compassionate strategies for a return to the office.
The government is pushing economic policies that require more female board members to be nominated to achieve gender equality.
Speaking with HRM Asia, REA Group’s Jelvie Grech emphasises the transformative power of people data analytics and effective data governance.
The Queensland government has committed A$16.3 million to empower women and boost their workforce participation.
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The country’s Ministry of Manpower is continuing to advocate for regulations that combat workplace harassment and promote women's empowerment.
Employers have been urged to provide fair benefits in recognition of skilled labour’s vital role in organisational performance.
The government has pledged to replace existing regulation with a wage supplement scheme so disabled employees are paid at minimum wage.
Amidst fears of AI taking over jobs, finding fulfilment and satisfaction is key to a successful career and life, says Elon Musk.
The full potential of the metaverse will be realised within 10-15 years and will have a positive impact on the way people work, predicts Meta’s Nick Clegg.