As the restrictions on businesses ease in Hong Kong, testing centres for COVID-19 are stretched to the max due to mandatory testing.
The government has issued new SOPs that allow work to resume in offices after disinfection has been done in accordance with new protocols.
The government has relaxed its labour code that explicitly forbids workers "to have their meals inside work premises".
The data could help formulate health, housing, skill, insurance, credit and food schemes for migrant workers, says the finance minister.
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has fined 42 more companies for not following workplace safety regulations.
This will help the country manage the economy better, and help industry players affected by the pandemic, Malaysia's HR minister says.
The survey by business lobby Keidanren also found that the number of people commuting to work was reduced by 65%, or around 870,000.
Under current safe management measures, peak-hour travel on public transport in January has risen by 11%, compared to November 2020.
Lawmakers are proposing heavier disciplinary measures on workplaces which violate workplace safety in an effort to enhance risk management.
The training programmes may also need to focus on promoting livelihoods and self-employment skills in rural areas, said the World Bank
Twenty-nine organisations from the Trade Associations & Chambers (TACs) have pledged their support for fair hiring and employment practices.
The government is considering whether some activity under the manufacturing sector should also have the flexibility to work from home (WFH).
The amendment to the special measures law is set to be enacted by the Japanese government in early February.
The country aims to tap into the Singapore workforce, instead of relaxing its foreign worker policy, says minister.
Employers will also be responsible for medical costs and ensuring the welfare of their foreign workers.
After a largely difficult and uncertain 2020, HR faces the challenge of reinvigorating employees, as well as helping their organisations develop strategies that will ensure success in 2021.
Australians need to change what, when and how they learn to prepare for the workplace of the future.
The Ministry of Labour & Employment has made the proposal to formalise work from home (WFH) regulations for the services sector in the new year.
Employers or employees may now be represented by any person of their choice, excluding lawyers, during dispute processes.
Businesses can force their staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19 under workplace laws.
The order would see all foreign workers spanning all sectors to undergo mandatory screening.
Starting from March next year, the government will launch a more comprehensive All India Quarterly Base Establishment Survey (AIQBES).
The new ruling takes effect on March 1, 2021, and will require HR agencies to secure the protection of their candidate’s personal information.
The review of the law would allow the government to handout subsidies to bars and restaurants that shorten operation hours.
Sexual harassment is a serious issue that needs to be addressed at all work places urgently and sensitively.
A new compensation initiative aims to protect gig economy workers injured or killed while working,
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Those in the management and supervisory posts in conditional movement control order (MCO) areas have been told to continue working from home.
Amendments to various employment acts were made after the country’s delivery workers died due to overwork.
The change in policy aims to create more flexibility for employers and more hours for employees.