Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update: March 2024

Our e-bulletin this month begins with a look at a recent Singapore case where the court took into account the Tripartite Guidelines on Wrongful Dismissals in finding that an employer lacked sufficient cause in dismissing a pregnant employee under section 84(1)(b) of the Employment Act. Click here to read a summary of the case. Over … Read more

ASIA: FLEXIBLE WORKING ARRANGEMENTS

In today’s post-Covid world, flexible working arrangements have evolved from a temporary solution to a likely permanent fixture. Initially implemented to ensure business continuity and employee safety, these arrangements have proven beneficial in enhancing work-life balance, boosting productivity, reducing turnover, and expanding the talent pool. This article provides a comparative analysis of the legal requirements … Read more

COMPLIANCE CHECK: PHILIPPINES: JUST CAUSES FOR TERMINATION

Philippine law sets a high standard in establishing a just cause for termination of employment. There are also due process requirements which must be complied with. Termination of employment in the Philippines generally As a rule, employees have security of tenure, and their employment can only be terminated by an employer for just cause or … Read more

PRC: LATEST CASE UPDATES AND JUDICIAL REPORTS ON WOMEN’S EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS

In celebration of International Women’s Day, classic cases and judicial reports have been released at both the national and local court levels to safeguard women’s employment rights and clarify employers’ obligations. In this update, we summarise the cases and reports. National classic case As highlighted in our previous update, the Law on the Protection of … Read more