The incoming administration headed by President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol is seeking to overhaul the country's highly controversial minimum wage policy.
The new legislation aims to create an environment in which good employers are not disadvantaged by paying reasonable, industry-standard wages.
The Fair Pay Agreements Bill has been introduced to Parliament to lift incomes and improve working conditions, especially of medium and lower earners.
A White Paper has proposed that the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices be enshrined in law.
Amid rising costs of living, the National Wage Committee is expected to hold a meeting to consider the proposal to increase the daily minimum wage.
Under the revised Accident Compensation Act for Public Servants, sickness and death caused by workplace harassment will be compensated.
A proposed amendment to the employment law will ensure that workers undergoing isolation or quarantine can enjoy sick leave.
To strengthen legal protection for workers, the Manpower Ministry is preparing a decree to prevent and handle cases of sexual violence in workplaces.
In a first of its kind, the federal government will debate on an amendment Bill that could redefine the relationship of gig workers and tech companies.
The move to raise minimum wage from the current NZ$20.0 (US$13.5) to NZ$21.2 (US$14.3) per hour has drawn widespread criticism from businesses.
The Australian Taxation Office will penalise employers who fail to pay workers' superannuation after delaying its enforcement due to the pandemic.
Incentives that are based on employees' use of sick leave will be deemed as "unfair practice", says the Manpower Minister.
If House Bill 10717 is enacted, it could be against the law for employers to contact their staff outside working hours.
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.