HR Tech Asia Online 2021 drew to a successful conclusion with a closer look at the future of work in South-East Asia.
Changes to the Fair Work Act were passed in March, allowing casual staff the right to convert to permanent employment after 12 months of work.
With the emergence of the hybrid workforce, organisations have more questions to answer than ever before when it comes to talent management
The Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill of 2021 protects all Australians from workplace sexual harassment.
Chartered accountants in the country are calling for tax laws to be passed as working from home becomes the new norm.
The current guidelines on anti-discrimination at workplaces will be “enshrined” into law, giving the fair employment watchdog more teeth.
A labour group has urged the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) to investigate companies which discriminate against unvaccinated workers.
“End of contract” refers to a highly contested form of contractualisation where workers are hired for not more than five months.
The legislation doubling the minimum number of sick leave from five to 10 took effect on Saturday, July 24, for employees in New Zealand.
Employer groups are opposing a new law that will allow CEOs to be punished, even by imprisonment, for serious workplace disasters.
The government is working out new laws to protect the rights of workers, especially those in flexible employment.
Some government officials are rejecting Labour’s Fair Pay Agreement (FPA) plan in favour of tightening existing employment laws.
Under the proposal, large employers would be able to act as vaccine hubs, granted indemnity to vaccinate staff and collect employees’ vaccination records.
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).