The proposed bill will penalise employers who intrude on workers' "rest hours" and to prevent tasks and meetings from encroaching on personal time.
The country believes that the approach to workplace flexibility should be inclusive, as remote working is not practical for all types of workers.
These include asking employees to return to the workplace when they can work from home, and not implementing sufficient safe distancing measures.
Government agencies also urged companies to provide sufficient assistance for individuals who are undergoing quarantine and isolation.
New legislation is being considered to protect and safeguard the welfare and safety of workers in the gig sector.
The government will have to amend parts of the law within two years, or it would be deemed unconstitutional.
A proposed new policy will grant employers the discretion to hire application based on their vaccination status.
Claims by five government workers who said that their human rights have been violated due to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate have been dismissed.
The retirement and re-employment ages for employees will be progressively raised under the law to enable older Singaporeans to continue working.
Malaysia is making amendments to the Employment Act 1955 on flexible work to ensure employees can work safely from home.
Foreign workers are currently required to undergo a mandatory quarantine period of seven days at a government-certified quarantine centre.
The human resources minister has tabled for the first reading a Bill to amend the Employment Act to insert a new section on paternity leave in Parliament.
Gig and platform workers may be reclassified as employees in a major government policy move amid a changing employment landscape.
Malaysia has announced that all medically fit federal government employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
An ex-customs service worker who opted not to be vaccinated and consequently got sacked has lost her case at the High Court.
Under a new law, business owners and CEOs could face harsher sentences of a minimum one-year prison sentence or up to 1 billion won in fines.
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.