In a first of its kind, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has upheld the termination of a childcare worker who had refused to get a flu jab.
To help workers made jobless by the latest COVID-19 wave, the country’s Ministry of Labour is compiling a list of more than 225,000 job vacancies.
Various departments have asked their employees to report at staggered timings, while those living in COVID-19 containment zones are told to stay home.
The Ministry of Public Health's advisory comes as the number of COVID-19 cases are expected to spike after the Songkran festival.
Offences include uncertified accommodation, non-compliance with local authority laws and not providing rest and dining areas to employees.
Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed that 70,700 net new jobs were created in March, double the expected 35,000.
Job vacancies have also increased across all industries, with the highest growth in healthcare, manufacturing, construction and hospitality.
Focusing on providing an environment where employees are supported to digitally thrive influences a more positive workplace culture.
The Ministry of Labour will provide free COVID-19 tests to members of the social security scheme, in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Bangkok.
The government also plans to provide F&B businesses an additional tranche of subsidies under the Anti-Epidemic Fund.
Labour activists are calling for more to be done for workers who experience adverse symptoms after receiving their COVID-19 vaccination shots.
This is part of Hong Kong’s Job Creation Scheme, which aims to create 30,000 temporary jobs in the public and private sectors over the next two years.
Human resources minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan has given the green light allowing employers to give their staff leave for getting vaccinated.
MOM has reported that 35% of job vacancies last year could be done remotely, adding that these openings were largely for PMET roles.
While many civil servants and armed forces personnel had come forward for their jabs, there are some who do not want to receive inoculations.
The MOL has asked the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) to enact new laws allowing employees to take unpaid leave for vaccination.
The sectors of wholesale and retail trade, education, and human health and social work saw a continuous increase in employment.
The Human Resources Ministry and the Ministry of Health are deliberating whether employees should be given an off-day to get their COVID-19 inoculations.
The move taps on a system the government introduced last year that requires people to show a green code before they can enter most public venues.
The cabinet has approved its third stimulus package of 1.9 trillion baht (US$60.5 billion) to help workers and businesses get through the pandemic.
Despite the improved outlook, the labour market is constrained by factors such as
a mismatch between qualifications and job opportunities.
President Rodrigo Duterte has extended a strict lockdown in Manila and adjacent provinces by at least a week.
All non-essential services like malls, beauty salons and places of worship were ordered to shut operations from Monday.
Uncertainties about the pandemic and the situation forward means that the phase-out of such support measures will be complicated, said the IMF.
Google is reopening some of its US offices with employees returning to the office on a voluntary basis from April.
Malaysia needs to put in continued effort to catalyse economic transformation and create high-skilled jobs, said the central bank governor.
The level of office attendance for civil servants is subjected to the Public Service Department, while the private sector is allowed to have 100% of staff back.
The Department of Labour and Employment would provide emergency employment to informal workers who lost their jobs.
Less than half of salaried workers surveyed are willing to be inoculated against the coronavirus, as uncertainty remains over potential side effects.
The government is proposing a change to the current employment law to support a work-from-home (WFH) culture even in the post-pandemic era.