Last week, Japan extended its state of emergency in Tokyo and other regions, and announced new measures that covered seven more prefectures.
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Worker unions and labour rights groups want the minimum wage to increase from US$192 to US$200 a month.
Unions and employer groups have generally taken the stance in line with that of the government on vaccine mandates.
In the region, Australia recorded 1,683 hours per annum, while New Zealand logged 1,739 hours in the year.
As the country raises its COVID-19 alert to level 4, the government is planning to reinstate the wage subsidy.
The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has cautioned that firms offering staff vaccination incentives could be exposed to compensation claims.
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Employees who need to be present at workplaces must undergo fortnightly RTK Antigen tests approved by the health ministry.
From next January, public employees will be granted up to 10 days of paid leave for fertility treatments. as Japan tries to addressing a falling birth rate.
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has proposed a system to determine whether mandatory vaccination for employees would be considered reasonable.
The government is planning to require more companies to provide written contracts when they hire freelancers.
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The UNDP in Cambodia has launched the “Youth Employment Project” to upskill and/or reskill the young workforce in the country with digital skills.
From August 23, workers whose income fell by at least 20% during July would be able to apply for the subsidy.
An advisory council to the prime minister has recommended raising the retirement age in phases, and to focus on creating jobs for older workers.
The Philippines wants unvaccinated workers not allowed by their employers to enter workplaces to be paid for being present.
Under the guidelines, employers should be able to take the necessary precautions should their workers be unvaccinated.
A new regulation that boosts the financial assistance offered to state enterprise employees infected with COVID-19 has taken effect.
Eligible recipients will receive Rp$1 million for two consecutive months, and will have to be registered with the Workers Social Security Agency.
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A labour group has urged the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) to investigate companies which discriminate against unvaccinated workers.
This is on top of an additional 30 days of maternity leave that mothers of a third child were awarded at end-May.
Many companies in the southern part of the country are seeking approval to allow their staff to go back to their own residences.
This was largely due to the improvement in employment in the F&B, wholesale and retail sectors, based on official data.
The country will not enact special laws to mandate vaccination, but employers can make inoculation compulsory in high-risk environments.
Malaysia’s National Security Council is expected to announce the reopening of business sectors on the week of August 9.,
Up to half of employees will be permitted to return to their workplaces starting August 19 as the country prepares to relax its pandemic restrictions.