Lawmakers are proposing heavier disciplinary measures on workplaces which violate workplace safety in an effort to enhance risk management.
Member of the Japan House of Councillors Kuniko Inoguchi is backing a bill that would give workers a four-day work week.
The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has committed to the quick implementation of the Permai financial package.
Among new recruits last December, some 407,000 people had experience working at a second job, data shows.
Twenty-nine organisations from the Trade Associations & Chambers (TACs) have pledged their support for fair hiring and employment practices.
The government is considering whether some activity under the manufacturing sector should also have the flexibility to work from home (WFH).
Australia’s Commonwealth Bank intends to keep a hybrid model of staff working from the office and home.
Problems facing workers who work from home and their employers need greater attention, including the rights and risks involved, says the ILO.
In Singapore, as more employees head back to the office, giving them more flexibility over work arrangements can boost their mental well-being.
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress had previously proposed emergency employment laws to be enacted to prevent businesses from retrenching workers.
John Sumser explains why organisations need to priortise health and safety as they explore approaches to create business continuity.
Senior minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said the country needs to raise the salaries of workers at the bottom of the ladder.
Fearing that their businesses will not be able to operate at full capacity, some employers remained silent about staff testing positive for the virus.
Malaysia's leading property developer sees their employees' mental wellbeing as a priority.
Employers will also be responsible for medical costs and ensuring the welfare of their foreign workers.
The new loan programmes have a combined loan guarantee of 40 billion baht, and will be rolled out through six financial institutions.
The government expects the number to drop further, with the upcoming Lunar New Year boosting domestic demand and businesses.
After a largely difficult and uncertain 2020, HR faces the challenge of reinvigorating employees, as well as helping their organisations develop strategies that will ensure success in 2021.
Workers who are not vaccinated will not need to have a change of job scope, says health minister.
Employers or employees may now be represented by any person of their choice, excluding lawyers, during dispute processes.
Businesses can force their staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19 under workplace laws.
The revised law would allow fathers to take a total of four weeks off, and give a shorter notice of their leave to their employers.
Some 5.6 trillion won will be used for cash handouts to small businesses, temporary workers or freelancers, and taxi drivers.
The wage hike is expected to benefit some 1,558,500 workers, which includes 1,097,700 Taiwanese and 460,800 foreigners.
The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has further relaxed rules on a soft loan programme to help SMEs financially.
The next tranche of payouts will be in March 2021, for qualifying wage increases in 2020.
The EPFO faces the huge challenge to cover 400 million informal workers.
Sexual harassment is a serious issue that needs to be addressed at all work places urgently and sensitively.
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has set up the Japan Platform for Migrant Workers towards Responsible and Inclusive Society (JP Mirai) to support foreign workers.
The minimum wage hike is set to increase the incomes of some 175,500 citizens who work 40 hours per week.