A bill that aims to provide more protection to freelance workers will be submitted to Japan’s parliament this autumn.
The government has reduced the job advertising duration under the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) from four to two weeks.
The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) is considering requesting another deferral of the implementation of the amended Employment Act.
Workers in both private and public sectors may soon be granted a 10-day bereavement leave with full pay if a proposed bill becomes law.
The Ministry of Manpower is making efforts to ensure that the wage subsidy assistance (BSU) can start to be distributed this month.
Unions have called for paid parental leave to be extended to 52 weeks, paying parents their actual wage and including superannuation.
The Tripartite Workgroup on Representation for Platform Workers (TWG) will propose a framework for representation of digital platform workers.
Although the country increased the national minimum wage to RM1,500 (US$334) from May 1, compliance by businesses remains low.
The Thai Sang Thai Party has proposed setting up a labour union to improve welfare, benefits and offer training opportunities for gig workers.
Besides serving as a guideline for businesses, the move will also bridge the gap between the lowest and highest earnings.
After a review of India’s salary structure, a new Wage Code that considers the ratio of allowances against salaries will be implemented.
The government has urged firms to implement the Work Safety and Health Management System (SMK3) to protect workers and enhance work productivity.
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) cited economic reasons for delaying the implementation of the employment act amendments.
To produce human resources that are relevant to industrial dynamics, educational curricula that focus on practical skills are imperative.
The hiring and retaining of workers past retirement age should not be mandated and instead be left to the discretion of employers.
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has urged the government to postpone the reduction in weekly working hours.
A new bill seeks to protect workers who have been laid off by providing assistance during periods of unemployment.
This is to sort out differences in opinions of remote work between developers and IT companies in special economic zones (SEZs).
The Australia Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has called for an economic restructure that bring benefits to Australians rather than firms.
The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is objecting to the Labour Ministry’s plan to enforce a new minimum wage hike on October 1.
The labour ministry is now making it compulsory for all workplaces employing a certain number of regular employees to provide rest facilities for their staff.
Working hours in the country will be reduced to 45 hours from the current 48, according to amendments to the Employment Act.
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has claimed that there are still several companies which have not complied with the new minimum wage rule.
The Ministry of Human Resources has so far found 118 employers in breach of the Minimum Wages Order 2022, which has been in effect since May 1.
Sagar Khatri, Co-Founder and CEO of Multiplier, highlights how the company is supporting the employment of work teams internationally.
New labour codes will potentially transform work culture, affecting working hours, salaries, leave and flexible work arrangements.
A government bill has been passed to allow employers to sack workers who refuse to receive a COVID-19 vaccination without a reasonable excuse.
The PDPA, which regulates the processing of personal data with regards to commercial transactions, had seen its implementation delayed.
New South Wales is removing most of its vaccination mandates next month, although Victoria has not announced an end to its vaccination mandates.
Employers are reminded to look after their workers and take precautionary measures if they choose to hold gatherings.