Employers are mandated to prevent sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace under laws to be introduced into parliament.
House Bill 615, also known as the Freelance Workers Protection Act, was unanimously adopted by the House labour and employment committee.
The Department of Labour and Employment has signed an order that more clearly defines WFH workplaces and the work performed by employees.
A proposed bill prohibits employers from making repeated or constant work-related instructions after statutory working hours.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) wants it to be compulsory for employers to provide a day’s leave to all employees to undergo health screenings.
The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) is considering requesting another deferral of the implementation of the amended Employment Act.
Engagement sessions with stakeholders found that employers needed more time for the amendments to come into force.
Employers have called on the government to reform outdated regulations and rethink existing investment incentives towards investment-led economic growth.
Besides serving as a guideline for businesses, the move will also bridge the gap between the lowest and highest earnings.
Japan’s labour ministry says it confirmed cases of illegal overtime work at more than 10,000 business places across Japan in fiscal 2021.
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) cited economic reasons for delaying the implementation of the employment act amendments.
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has urged the government to postpone the reduction in weekly working hours.
The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is objecting to the Labour Ministry’s plan to enforce a new minimum wage hike on October 1.
Working hours in the country will be reduced to 45 hours from the current 48, according to amendments to the Employment Act.
A new bill has been filed to repeal the compulsory retirement age of 65 years to allow employees to continue working if they want and are able to.
The government wants firms to extend the practice of conducting human rights to their suppliers, clients, joint ventures and investment portfolios.
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has claimed that there are still several companies which have not complied with the new minimum wage rule.
More than 11 million Australians, including about 2.4 million casual workers, will soon have access to 10 days of paid domestic violence leave.
An Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill is expected to be passed, along with the set up of a tribunal to investigate complaints of sexual harassment.
The Ministry of Human Resources has so far found 118 employers in breach of the Minimum Wages Order 2022, which has been in effect since May 1.
About 25.6% of companies are heeding a government directive to allow employees to voluntarily work until they are 70 years old.
Female employees reportedly do not request for menstrual-related leave due to embarrassment and a fear of being seen as unproductive.
Research has shown that parental care leads to better developmental outcomes, which is key for success in school, the workplace and larger community.
New regulations aim to serve the rights of workers, foster new skills, support startups, and ensure healthy and balanced development in the job market.
Labour bodies have called on employers who have not been registered with the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to do so as soon as possible.
This includes legally mandating all data-collecting institutions to analyse and publish gender-disaggregated statistics to reduce gender inequality.
Malaysia recently announced that workers could apply for flexible working arrangements with their companies from September 1.
Labour unions have quoted US$204-214 as the minimum wage for the textile, garment, footwear, bags and travel goods sectors in 2023.
The labour and finance ministries are set to implement a pension plan under the Labour Law that will benefit both private and public workers.
New labour codes will potentially transform work culture, affecting working hours, salaries, leave and flexible work arrangements.