The improved business sentiment has been attributed to the global economic recovery and the improved local COVID-19 situation.
A Facebook group “Jobs Without Jabs Australia” with 20,000 members is opposing the vaccination requirement for jobs.
Japan's health ministry has found that clusters at workplaces were due to insufficient anti-COVID measures.
To qualify, companies must suffer at least a 30% fall in revenue over seven days as a result of being under alert level 2 or higher.
Unions have lauded the decision to provide payments to workers over 17 years of age if certain conditions are met.
The funds will financially support companies and employees affected by the latest measures to contain the latest spike in COVID-19 cases.
While the debate rages on in many countries if COVID-19 vaccination should be mandatory, all considerations should be people-driven.
The 2022 budget will focus on job and income recovery and provide more targeted assistance to boost socio-economic resilience.
Employers are urging the government to allow people who have received their first vaccine dose to get back to work to prevent their businesses from shuttering.
The resident unemployment rate increased from 3.5% to 3.7%, while the citizen unemployment rate rose from 3.7% to 3.9%.
Authorities are looking into the wider use of antigen rapid tests at the workplace and will be establishing further testing guidelines.
The association warned that SMEs were in their most vulnerable stage and would likely shut down if the economy remained closed.
Over 25,000 businesses have signed an Auckland Business Chamber petition calling for the provision of more financial support.
The Workforce Development Agency (WDA) has stated that employers are not allowed to ask potential hires for proof of COVID vaccination.
Business groups and unions have said they wish to contribute to the formation of the government’s employment recovery plan.
Taiwan is deliberating on the minimum wage for 2022, even as some businesses continue to struggle financially because of the pandemic.
Factory owners who employ foreign workers have been advised to set up their own vaccination centres (PPVs) at their work premises.
Chartered accountants in the country are calling for tax laws to be passed as working from home becomes the new norm.
Samenta also calls on for the exemption of hotel quarantines for business travellers who are fully vaccinated and have tested negative for COVID-19.
A compensation scheme has been launched to protect employers and medical professionals who carry out COVID-19 vaccinations.
Singapore will ramp up the funding of a scheme that helps local workers whose earnings are in the bottom 20%, receiving not more than S$2,300 a month.
The government is currently looking to ramp up its vaccination of priority groups, which include workers in essential industries.
The NTUC-SNEF PME Taskforce had consulted over 9,000 PMEs aged between 20 to 60 years old on their key concerns and needs at the workplace.
ADP discusses how HR can take the lead in designing a new world of work with a multigenerational workforce.
SAP SuccessFactors' HR Connect SEA 2021 highlighted how the role of HR is evolving as a hybrid workforce continues to emerge.
Big businesses are conspicuously absent from applying for the latest wage subsidy scheme pushed out by the government.
The hike is required to support sectors badly impacted by the pandemic, including hotel, F&B and assorted services.
Revenues have dropped for many businesses as the country goes into Level 4 lockdown mode in response to a Delta variant outbreak of COVID-19.
A survey revealed that many companies found a lack of communication among employees a barrier to remote work, among other challenges.
The pilot programme aims to limit COVID-related disruptions to the country’s export-driven manufacturing sector.