Our update this month takes a look at the periods of how fixed term contracts are calculated in Cambodia to avoid deemed permanent employment. Read more about that here.

Over in Japan, combatting power harassment continues to be an important objective for the National Diet. We consider the latest legislative changes here.

India has introduced changes to the Factories Act in Goa. See how the changes might impact your business here.

Our Compliance Check this month takes us to South Korea, reminding employers of the obligations that came into force in July in relation to fair hiring practices. Ensure your organisation is compliant here.

Our comparative article this month compares sick leave entitlements in Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand. You can compare the laws here.

For those of you reading this e-bulletin in Sydney, we will be launching the 2019 Asia Pacific Employment Law Guide at our offices on Thursday 12th September. If you would like to attend, please click here.

Fatim Jumabhoy
Fatim Jumabhoy
Partner, Singapore
+65 6868 9822
Tess Lumsdaine
Tess Lumsdaine
Senior Associate, Hong Kong
+852 2101 4122
Rebecca Lim
Rebecca Lim
Associate, Singapore
+65 6868 8063


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