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.
The central government has approved more than 5.2 million claims and disbursed Rs133 billion (US$1.8 billion) to formal sector workers.
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Home care workers and after-school tutors will receive a payout, which will be drawn from a dedicated donations fund.
Those in the management and supervisory posts in conditional movement control order (MCO) areas have been told to continue working from home.
The maternity leave pay is to be calculated at four-fifths the daily average of the wages earned by the employee.
The decision to purchase COVID-19 vaccines for the kingdom’s citizens is set to boost business confidence and the prospect of economic recovery.
Amendments to various employment acts were made after the country’s delivery workers died due to overwork.
An increase in the retirement age instead, would affect new jobseekers, says MTUC.
The change in policy aims to create more flexibility for employers and more hours for employees.
After allowing half of its staff to work from home last week, the Delhi government is now asking them not to leave the city without permission.
The Ministry of Labour has set new risk-management rules to contain the pandemic in factories and businesses after a surge of cases on November 28th.
The employment rate of residents aged 25 to 64, the bulk of whom are in their prime working age, fell to 80.3% from 80.8% in 2019.