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.
After allowing half of its staff to work from home last week, the Delhi government is now asking them not to leave the city without permission.
The country employs 2.6 million casual workers, with 1.35 million of them working regular shifts.
Three million new jobs may be created with US$50 billion of new foreign direct investments (FDI) entering the country.
The labour participation rate of people aged 50 and above is found to be significantly lower than that of Japan, South Korea and the US.
The Justice Ministry is relaxing work restrictions for foreigners, either as students or on other visa statuses, who are stuck in the country.
The Ministry of Labor and Employment will implement the 52-hour cap on the working week for SMEs as scheduled.
The country’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has recommended that the Home Ministry (KDN) and HR Ministry (KSM) jointly set up an integrated system.
The Ministry of Labor (MOL) has announced that it will end a programme that allowed employers of migrant workers to apply for short-term extensions.
The programme, implemented by the Malaysian government, will run from Nov 16 to June 30, and will be applicable for sectors such as construction.
This ratio is lower among female, non-regular, and low-income workers.
Central Java governor Ganjar Pranowo has announced plans to raise the minimum wage for the province for 2021 by 3.71%.
The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the jobs of many Malaysians working in Singapore.
The Hong Kong carrier announced it will be changing the contracts of its pilots and cabin crew as part of its restructuring exercise.