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.
Currently, the primary caregiver in a relationship receives 18 weeks of paid leave at the minimum wage, while fathers receive just two weeks of paid leave.
Employers can tap a huge labour force that includes women and university students not able to work full time, says former minister.
From September 1, employees can submit written applications that can cover changes in working hours, working days and also the place of work.
Working mothers who have used up their maternity leave can now apply for an extension of more days up until the child is one year old.
Too many unions at the workplace will deter international investment, said the Malaysian Employers Federation.
Due to the shrinking working population in the country, the government is considering extending or abolishing the retirement age.
A new programme aims to share information and experiences on policies and global practices relating to gig and platform workers and their social security.
HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 is presenting Asia’s largest virtual HR technology marketplace, featuring some of the biggest tech brands.
Significant improvements are being made in workplaces to better protect whistleblowers, said Chris Hipkins, Minister for the Public Service.
These include gender pay equity, improved career options, improved parental leave, and elimination of sexual harassment.
The government is concerned over the needs and welfare of some four million Malaysians working in the gig economy.
These include the informal sector, companies employing less than five workers, and businesses facing huge losses because of the pandemic.