Taiwan’s federal government is looking to amend sexual harassment laws that will place heavier punishments on offenders in positions of power.
Employers are urged to review workplace policies and consider accommodation and alternative arrangements to ensure compliance.
As part of the proposed model, mandatory salary increments will be introduced annually to address wage inequality.
Changes to casual work risk exclude individuals with regular work patterns, reducing flexibility and pay for university students, retirees, and others.
Australia’s disabled community and their needs will be put forth in a new employment service framework that seeks to help them get hired.
To maintain a harmonious and non-litigious workplace culture, upcoming legislation will favour mediation for dispute resolution in Singapore.
A four-day workweek has been rejected by Taiwan's Ministry of Labour due to concerns over its impact on sectors and business competitiveness.
The Malaysian Employers Federation is calling for a clear definition of wages, as its current ambiguity is causing mismatched salaries for employees.
The ratification of international treaties will see Australia heighten efforts to reduce workplace violence and harassment.
Retrenchments also increased for a third consecutive quarter, although employees are taking less time to find re-employment.
While the employment rate continues to hit record high, new job additions in the country slowed down for a second consecutive month.
Investment in human resources development and the reskilling of employees will also be priorities as the government looks to achieve economic growth.
The government is pushing economic policies that require more female board members to be nominated to achieve gender equality.
The country’s Ministry of Manpower is continuing to advocate for regulations that combat workplace harassment and promote women's empowerment.
The government has pledged to replace existing regulation with a wage supplement scheme so disabled employees are paid at minimum wage.
Work-life balance and flexibility are paramount for Gen Zs and millennials as they embrace hybrid work models and seek improved career advancement.
New funding will bolster supported employment for people with disabilities by expanding opportunities and workforce support.
In addition to a proposed minimum wage hike, the Philippines' Senate is also considering a bill to protect freelancers.
Dr Lee will be bringing near three decades of experience in the full spectrum of Human Resources across global and local organisations.
With the evolution of the workplace, HR leaders must recognise and embrace both opportunities and challenges.
Day 2 of the HR Tech Festival Asia 2023 is jam-packed with presentations and innovations that will shape the way organisations work in 2023 and beyond.
Winners of the HR Tech Festival Asia 2023 were recognised for setting the benchmark of excellence and innovation in the HR industry.
A recent revision has labour groups clamouring for a more regular review and increment of the minimum wage in Hong Kong.
Driven by the need to attract talent, Japan is proposing new laws that will offer more public sector employees a four-day workweek.
Employees who are entitled to the Eid Al-Fitr allowance must be reimbursed by 15 April 2023, one week before the holiday commences.
Over 223,000 employees in New Zealand will benefit from the increase in the minimum wage to NZ$22.70 (US$14.20), including those earning lower income.
The amended Labour Protection Act sets out the terms and conditions to define the work-from-anywhere concept in Thailand.
Legislation is being crafted to ban workplace discrimination but concerns have been raised over its clarity and how it will impact employers.
Independent food delivery riders in Thailand are advocating for equitable employee benefits and support while facing work hazards.
This is to prevent instances where employees may be terminated but rehired by employers looking to reduce costs, said the Ministry of Manpower.