A new bill strengthens the anti-discrimination provisions under the Labour Code of the Philippines to safeguard female employees.
When introduced, the new legislation will allow employees from across different workplaces to collectively negotiate pay rises.
Uber Eats is challenging the decision, maintaining that delivery staff are not part of the labour force but are customers using the platform’s service.
In line with the current challenge of attracting and retaining the best talent, employers should consider strategies that address employees’ current needs.
In the Philippines, all businesses are obligated to pay their employees their 13th month’s salary by December 24, 2022.
A number of unions are gearing up to campaign for both menstrual and menopause leave for female employees.
A newly tabled convention includes legislation that mandates employers to maintain workplace policies against harassment and violence.
New legislation will see workers in the food delivery service provided with a social security scheme and operators placed under government regulation.
South Korea’s employment and workplace practices need to be more flexible and in line with global standards, said the Federation of Korean Industries.
A revised law, which comes into effect January 1 next year, forbids the sexual harassment of women and reduces barriers to career advancement.
Such clauses have traditionally been used to stop co-workers from comparing their wage package and pushing for pay hikes.
As part of the new legislation, flexible work will be made more accessible to employees who are parents or care givers, among others.
Under the Fair Pay Bill, workers will gain a right to a minimum level of training and development from their employers.
From July 2023, parents hoping to qualify for the extended parental pay scheme will be assessed on their combined income.
To better protect employees’ mental health and wellbeing, the Senator committee is advocating for new protections for flexible work.
A presidential advisory group has called for flexibility in implementing the 52-hour workweek which was first adopted in 2019.
The paid parental leave scheme (PPL) will increase by two weeks every year from 1 July 2024 until it hits the full 26 weeks in July 2026.
The Minimum Wage Commission reached a consensus last Thursday to raise the minimum wage to HK$40, a 6.7% increase.
The telecommuting law in the Philippines has been revised to ensure flexible work arrangements without compromising employees’ productivity.
New legislation is redefining what constitutes a workplace and how work is conducted away from the traditional office.
As sexual violence cases have a detrimental effect on productivity, it is critical that companies prevent such incidents, said the Manpower Ministry.
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.