Employees who are required to work from home during the conditional movement control order (CMCO) must be paid their full salaries.
Companies in Singapore have been given the green light to temporarily cut wages to avoid and minimize retrenchments.
Employees in the Philippines must be given their 13th month pay even if their companies are financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a bid to curb a further outbreak of COVID-19, companies in the "red zones" are urged to allow employees to work from home.
Besides reducing the risk of burnout, a "Right to Disconnect" law can also help to improve productivity, argued a Labour Minister in Singapore
The completely virtual event, which will be taking place from October 27-30, will aim to help organisations make critical HR system decisions.
The Law was passed amidst fierce opposition over its feared impact on the environment and labor rights in Indonesia.
The Indonesian government is also pushing ahead with a proposed new bill that will make the country more investor-friendly.
On Day 3 of the ASEAN Future of Work Track, government and industry leaders shared why agility and skills will be key for the region in its recovery.
Government and industry leaders from Southeast Asia converged at the ASEAN Future of Work Track to discuss how the region can emerge stronger from the crisis.
Critics say that the proposed bill will cut severance benefits and revise rules on outsourcing, while having a negative impact on the environment.
More employees will be allowed to return to the office subject to capacity limits, although work-from-home remains the default mode of working.
The MOM is stepping up their scrutiny and enforcement actions against employers in Singapore who blatantly practise discrimination.
Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo said the adjustment is to enable firms to access the manpower they need while ensuring a strong Singaporean core.
As organisations continue to plan their recovery from the pandemic, EX is a top priority.
The companies, which comprise of both large and small firms, are found to have “exceptionally high share of PMETs compared with their industry peers".
While hourly wages will offer more flexibility in hiring, there are concerns among employers and activists.
NTUC, together with three unions, has reached an amicable agreement with a SIA Engineering-linked company on the retrenchment.
The company has reportedly laid off 144 workers over three days without providing prior notice or proper reason.
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A proposed new bill will require employers to offer work-from-home arrangements for their employees, and comes as lockdown measures continue.
It makes up about 5% of the country’s workforce, with their salaries cut by up to 25% as a result of cost-saving measures.
Four Asian countries make the International Trade Union Confederation’s list of top 10 worst countries for working people.
The airline's latest decision to cut several work benefits, particularly health welfare, has proven to be the last straw for its employees
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Singapore will enter Phase 2 of its reopening on June 19, although employers should continue to allow workers to work from home.
Despite filing for bankruptcy with outstanding debts of 200 billion baht, Thailand's national carrier said there will be no layoffs for now.
Among a lineup of new training and career support initiatives is a new training programme developed in collaboration with Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
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.