Even as businesses and workplaces reopen, 59% of employees in Singapore said they are not comfortable with returning to their offices.
Companies in Singapore face getting their work pass privileges and Jobs Support Scheme wage subsidies revoked for not paying retrenchment benefits.
Even as many employees in Singapore continue to work from home, they should be compensated for any work injuries at home.
14 employers in Singapore were also handed composition fines for not implementing adequate safe management measures.
Employees in Singapore should go to the office only when there is no alternative and checks will be conducted to make sure companies comply.
Besides being told his chin was out of frame and his knee was seen on screen, he was also wearing a cardigan during one of the video calls.
Employers in Malaysia will be given a three-month grace period to make arrangements before enforcement starts on September 1.
As Singapore exits the circuit breaker on June 1, employers are urged to continue allowing telecommuting “to the maximum extent”.
Twitter also added that those who want to return to the office will need to wait until at least September and reopening will be 'careful'
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the extension of the circuit breaker for four more weeks after a spike in cases since its implementation.
Introduced on April 1, the Wage Subsidy Scheme is an extension of Malaysia’s employment retention programme announced in the Economic Stimulus Package 2020 on March 16.
This is to help employees supplement their incomes if they have been affected by a shorter work week or temporary layoffs due to the pandemic.
The Ministry of Manpower plans to have more than 100 officers check on companies who have not implemented flexible work arrangements.
A four-day long operation which conducted random checks on more than 100 companies resulted in 34 firms being issued stop-work orders.
With the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, the MOM has issued an advisory for employers on handling employees' travel movements.
From March 18 to March 31, travel to and from Malaysia will be prohibited, while all non-essential businesses and services will be shuttered.
Employers are now required to notify the Ministry of Manpower of any cost-saving measures that affect employees' salaries from March 12.
Six employers' work pass privileges were suspended after their workers were found breaching the Leave of Absence amidst the Wuhan virus,
A Filipino worker's lawsuit against her former employer in Japan has put the spotlight on whether employers should be retaining foreign employees' passports.
While the idea of a four-day work week is catching up among businesses, Australian Industry Group Chief Innes Willoxa believes it can be damaging for jobs.
Several thousands of workers in Indonesia held a rally to protest against the proposed changes to the labour law, which is seen as a barrier for foreign investment.
Transportation services, banks and shops were shut as tens of thousands of workers in India went on strike to protest against the latest labour reforms.
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