The Fair Wage Commission (FWC) has raised the minimum wage and related award minimum wages by 2.5%.
Some 1,000 essential workers from Metro Manila and another thousand from other regions are expected to benefit from the programme.
Companies employing between five and 49 workers will have to comply with the 52-hour work week by next month.
6,500 workers have received special and been awarded with a dedicated technical and vocational certificate, in preparation for re-employment.
In place of higher wages, companies are instead offering one-off bonuses and flexible working arrangements, says the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Online work can provide women with more employment opportunities, though it comes with its own limitations and challenges, says DOLE official.
Employees who face discrimination if they refused to be vaccinated may be able to mount a legal challenge, depending if it is "reasonable or necessary."
Companies participating in the programme that sees their employees vaccinated need to pay for the additional costs involved.
Across the country, Japan aims to achieve a national average of ¥1,000 per hour and narrow the pay gap between regions.
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Workers at chip and electronic companies may be vaccinated to reduce disruptions to the production of computer chips which are in short supply globally.
The Ministry of Labour (MOL) has temporarily lowered the number of rest hours workers must get between shifts from 11 to eight for four industries.
Businesses are advised to stagger the start times of employees and implement flexible working hours, and refrain from cross-deploying workers.
High unemployment and low competitive edge are the result of workers' unpreparedness to adapt to changes in the job market and industry, he said.
Fathers will be able to take a total of four weeks off within eight weeks of their child’s birth, and can choose to split the period into two breaks.
Employers with staff who need to work in high-risk environments should implement testing for them on a regular basis, says Enterprise Singapore.
Most employers are willing to pay to vaccinate their employees to curb the spread of the virus in their companies.
The increase was partly due to a 0.5% drop in the consumer price index, and a y-o-y rebound in part-timers’ compensation.
The government will soon pass a bill that will provide workers with extra days off should a public holiday fall on a weekend.
Staff are encouraged to report incidents where their workplace exceeds the 60% capacity, or they are asked to work despite the need for quarantine.
The committee will provide technical inputs and recommendations to set minimum wages and a national floor for minimum wages.
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Government employees who need to report physically for work will receive a hazard pay of P500 (US$10.4) per day.
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The Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) is urging the government to include employees who work from home in its A4 vaccination priority list.
This will apply to all government employees, which includes civil servants, non-civil service contract staff and post-retirement service contract staff.
RM$2.1 billion (US$0.51 billion) will be distributed to lower-income workers who earn less than RM5,000 (US$1,212) each month.
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