The country’s planning agency is launching a 45.4-billion-baht (US$1.4-billion) stimulus package to help small businesses keep jobs.
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Malaysia has announced that all medically fit federal government employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The subsidies will be available to companies country-wide that experience or expect a 40% fall in revenue during the fortnight to October 11.
Healthcare staff in New South Wales (NSW) must be inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine by September 30, said NSW health minister Brad Hazzard.
The government will provide financial aid to pandemic-hit workers and employers, drawing from the unemployment insurance fund.
An ex-customs service worker who opted not to be vaccinated and consequently got sacked has lost her case at the High Court.
Employers have been told not to impose mandatory vaccination requirements on their staff or penalise those who opt not to be vaccinated.
If their jobs do not allow them to work from home, then employers must treat the period of absence as paid sick leave, said authorities.
The government plans to let delivery workers and designated drivers benefit from the employment insurance system from next year.
As COVID-19 cases continue to spike, work from home (WFH) will be the default for all employees who are able to do so.
Pre-pandemic, the public employment service office was facilitating over 2 million workers into jobs, said the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE).
More than 376,000 job seekers have successfully been employed through initiatives implemented by the National Employment Council (NEC).
HR Tech Asia Online 2021 drew to a successful conclusion with a closer look at the future of work in South-East Asia.
Support will also be extended for an existing scheme that encourages domestic travel until end-February as the pandemic situation eases.
Day 2 of HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2021 provided key insights into workforce issues such as employee experience, leadership, and hybrid work.
HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2021 concludes with the ASEAN Future of Work conference track, which puts the spotlight on South-East Asia's workforce.
51% of the RM490 billion (US$116.93 billion) allocated under the eight pandemic stimulus packages has been disbursed so far.
It expects that strict lockdowns in New South Wales and Victoria state are likely to see the national economy shrink over the September quarter.
Foreign business chambers are urging the government to reopen the local economy to retain investments in the country.
The schemes have so far granted a total of HK$170 billion (US$21.8 billion) in loans to 67,000 applicants, which include 41,600 companies.
Day 1 of HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2021 highlighted how HR leaders can help their organisations prepare themselves for the future.
The payouts are expected to benefit over 43,900 employers in Singapore to support the wages of more than 570,000 local employees.
Commencing from September 21, the disbursement will be rolled out twice, once in September and another in November.
The proportion of Australians working from home had increased from 8% to 40% over the past two year, according to an official review.
Companies should also remain outward-looking and stay engaged with the global economy, said the trade and industry minister
Thousands of Australian healthcare workers risk losing their jobs if they opt not to be vaccinated under new government rules.
The jobless rate was the lowest since data was published in June 1999, down from July’s jobless rate of 3.3%.
The implementation rate of remote work in large companies shows a trend of being about twice that of SMEs during the pandemic.
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has urged help to be provided for SMEs in next year’s budget to enable employers to create more jobs.