Our Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives update this month looks at:

  • the new measures in South Korea introducing paid emergency childcare leave to ease the burden on working parents;
  • the Employment Adjustment Subsidy in Japan, intended to try and prevent employers from resorting to immediate redundancies;
  • in Thailand, the new data protection rules and how they impact the collection of COVID-19 data;
  • this month’s Asia Comparative Article, which looks at the requirements and restrictions around the use of fixed term employment contracts in Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan and the PRC; and
  • our Compliance Check this month, which will help businesses ready for reopening in Singapore and sets out the Safe Management Measures that need to be implemented.

In addition, our Hong Kong team recently published an article for employers returning to work. You can access that article here.

For those of you that missed our termination of employment webinars, you can access the Thailand webinar here and the SEA (Singapore, Malaysia & Philippines) webinar here.

Finally, don’t forget our upcoming regional webinar on return to work measures, taking place on 21 May 2020. You can register for that webinar here.

 

 

 

Fatim Jumabhoy

Fatim Jumabhoy
Partner, Singapore
+65 6868 9822

Narendra Adiyasa

Narendra Adiyasa
Partner, Jakarta
+62 21 3973 8000

Tess Lumsdaine

Tess Lumsdaine
Senior Associate, Hong Kong
+852 2101 4122

Rebecca Lim

Rebecca Lim
Associate, Singapore
+65 6868 8063

Gillian Miao

Gillian Miao
Counsel, Mainland China
+86 21 2322 2325


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