The revised law would allow fathers to take a total of four weeks off, and give a shorter notice of their leave to their employers.
Some 5.6 trillion won will be used for cash handouts to small businesses, temporary workers or freelancers, and taxi drivers.
The employment rate of university graduates of the class of 2019 fell, while the employment gap between men and women widened.
The wage hike is expected to benefit some 1,558,500 workers, which includes 1,097,700 Taiwanese and 460,800 foreigners.
The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has further relaxed rules on a soft loan programme to help SMEs financially.
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 next tranche of payouts will be in March 2021, for qualifying wage increases in 2020.
The EPFO faces the huge challenge to cover 400 million informal workers.
Businesses that were more affected include service companies, which suffered a 13% drop in bonuses, the largest decline since 2009.
Sexual harassment is a serious issue that needs to be addressed at all work places urgently and sensitively.
Rachele Focardi, a global thought-leader, highlights the importance of intergenerational collaboration.
Younger jobseekers are finding it harder to find openings with the government’s job creation programme.
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has set up the Japan Platform for Migrant Workers towards Responsible and Inclusive Society (JP Mirai) to support foreign workers.
The central government has approved more than 5.2 million claims and disbursed Rs133 billion (US$1.8 billion) to formal sector workers.
In his new book, Dr Bob Aubrey highlights the importance of human development as a professional field.
The management team from Ramada and Days Hotels by Wyndham Singapore shares insights on their organisational approach during the pandemic and beyond.
A new compensation initiative aims to protect gig economy workers injured or killed while working,
Financial pressures are forcing Koreans to take on a second job, but even such plans are being thwarted by the pandemic.
Many workers in New South Wales are opting to continue working from home.
Are Singapore companies ready to return to the workplace?
Home care workers and after-school tutors will receive a payout, which will be drawn from a dedicated donations fund.
Whether organisations decide to return to the workplace or continue remote work in 2021, employees will be the key to success.
Out of 100,000 employees insured under Socso who have been laid off, about 31% or 30,977 have found new jobs.
Employers may need to upskill or re-skill their foreign workers, especially in sectors where local staff are hard to employ.
A research paper posits that workers who are very talented will lose motivation if they are evaluated fairly, because they can outperform with lower effort.
Those in the management and supervisory posts in conditional movement control order (MCO) areas have been told to continue working from home.
The maternity leave pay is to be calculated at four-fifths the daily average of the wages earned by the employee.
The decision to purchase COVID-19 vaccines for the kingdom’s citizens is set to boost business confidence and the prospect of economic recovery.
An increase in the retirement age instead, would affect new jobseekers, says MTUC.
The change in policy aims to create more flexibility for employers and more hours for employees.