Day 2 of HR Tech Fest Connect 2021 examined key workforce issues such as skills building, remote work management, leadership and employee wellbeing.
The Legislative Yuan has approved an amendment to an act that will lower requirements for foreign white-collar professionals seeking work in Taiwan.
The decision to restart the working visa programme was welcomed by tourism employers, who would have access to a pool of offshore workers.
To receive the compensation, workers will need to present a certificate of employment, an RT-PCR test, and accompanying medical records.
The amendment to the law would also allow foreign professionals to enjoy greater tax concessions, from the current three years to five years.
The Ministry of Employment and Labour has increased the period which employers can have more flexibility in implementing the 52-hour work week.
The latest revision of the Workplace Harassment Prevention Law (WHPL) fails to protect subcontractors and labourers facing harassment.
The bill proposes that companies employing less than five workers must insure their staff for occupational accidents.
Under the country’s five-year plan, the retirement age will be raised in a “phased manner”, said China's Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.
Businesses hiring DP holders will have to comply with the requirements for hiring, which includes the relevant quotas, levies and qualifying salaries.
The revised Holidays Act will provide clarity to employers and help employees receive their leave entitlements.
The decision was made after a review from government officials, academics and business representatives showed majority consensus.
The Executive Yuan has passed a new Act to address the challenges of an ageing population and potential future labour shortages.
Labour minister Law Chi-Kwong said the proposal to gradually increase the number of statutory holidays from 12 to 17 by 2030 is “most acceptable”.
Employers or employees may now be represented by any person of their choice, excluding lawyers, during dispute processes.
The order would see all foreign workers spanning all sectors to undergo mandatory screening.
Starting from March next year, the government will launch a more comprehensive All India Quarterly Base Establishment Survey (AIQBES).
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 government programme aims to support up to 80,000 additional apprenticeships over five years, particularly in industries with skill gaps to fill.
The government plans to revise various regulations in immigration, foreign business and other areas to attract more foreign direct investment next year.
The EPFO faces the huge challenge to cover 400 million informal workers.
Sexual harassment is a serious issue that needs to be addressed at all work places urgently and sensitively.
The minimum wage hike is set to increase the incomes of some 175,500 citizens who work 40 hours per week.
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A new compensation initiative aims to protect gig economy workers injured or killed while working,
The maternity leave pay is to be calculated at four-fifths the daily average of the wages earned by the employee.
Amendments to various employment acts were made after the country’s delivery workers died due to overwork.
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.