This is to prevent instances where employees may be terminated but rehired by employers looking to reduce costs, said the Ministry of Manpower.
A bill has been passed to establish the permanent functions and governance arrangements for the newly established Jobs and Skills Australia agency.
Many employees have opposed the Ministry of Employment and Labour's proposal to increase the weekly maximum work hours to 69 hours.
Criticism and doubts have been raised over the feasibility of longer work hours and vacations in a proposal pushing for a new working hour system.
Malaysia plans to include gig workers in a social security scheme and is considering specific legislation to safeguard their welfare.
Singapore is considering initiatives and schemes that will provide wide-ranging support and opportunities for employees in the country.
Urging compliance, Malaysia’s HR Minister has also called for better salaries to keep high-skilled employees in the country.
To encourage more young people to get married and start families, some Chinese provinces are offering extended marriage leave up to 30 days.
The labour group that has filed a petition for another wage increase wants to play a more active role in discussions with the government.
Employees affected by domestic violence and family violence will be able to take time off without losing their jobs.
Employers are encouraged to consider employees’ cultures, values, and beliefs in any activities, programmes or policies that are not work-related.
A bill filed by Senator Sherwin Gatchalian aims to provide freelance workers with better protection and social services.
Government employees in the Philippines who have worked for 15 years and reached 56 will be entitled to a lifelong old-age pension under this bill.
With the interchangeable holiday policy, employees at Unilever are free to exchange a public holiday for another day that is more significant to them.
In addition to legislation, employers are encouraged to play a more active role in creating an inclusive and fair work environment for their employees.
Complaints have been filed about employers violating the 45-hour workweek requirement to the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC).
The appointment of Tess Lumsdaine will allow Baker McKenzie to help cllients structure employment arrangements and improve change management.
The ILO Convention 190 policy protects employees from violence and harassment, which includes gender-based discrimination at work.
The amendments are largely based on the International Labour Organisation standards, which provide a framework for addressing labour issues.
The law is amended to include a component for the formula used to determine minimum wages that take purchasing power into consideration.
In addition to raising the minimum wage floor, premiums for Labour Insurance and National Health Insurance have also been revised.
The Malaysian government has postponed implementing the RM1,500 (US$339) minimum wage order to 1 July 2023 after consulting stakeholders.
The Philippines has different pay policies for special working days, regular holidays, and special non-working days for December 24, 25 and 26.
Several labour agencies in the Philippines have been undertaking separate studies to determine if a wage increase should be granted.
Fathers who took parental leave account for 24.1%, up 1.5 percentage points from the previous year, reflecting changes in social norms.
The Malaysia Trades Union Congress (MTUC) opposes retailers' request to delay the implementation of changes to Employment Act.
Instead of enforcing flexible working hours, the amendments proposed for the revised employment act are aimed at increasing employee productivity.
The Malaysia government is collecting feedback from related agencies on the revised act that promotes flexible working hours.
Working from home jeopardises vital in-person collaboration and creates conflict between employers and employees, said entrepreneur James Dyson.
If left unchecked, workplace harassment can negatively impact employees’ mental health and hurt the bottom line of organisations.