This month the Asia EPI bulletin starts with a look at a new case in Singapore in which an employee was awarded SGD $1.4million in damages for unlawful dismissal. A timely reminder to ensure that employers follow due process when terminating employment, even in supposedly employee-friendly jurisdictions. You can read the case update here.

Continuing our look at India’s four new codes, this month we take a look at the new Industrial Relations Code and unpick what it means for employers operating in India. You can read about those changes here.

Over in the PRC our dual-language article consider takes to the sexual harassment scene, and the new obligations employers need to satisfy – that update is here.

Our Compliance Check focuses on the ever important issue of employee vaccinations in the Philippines and consolidates the various guidance notes issues over the last few months. Make sure your company is compliant here.

Our Asia Comparative Article this month takes a look at whistleblower obligations around the region – compare the rules in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand here.

If you missed our webinar on Indonesia’s new Omnibus Law implementing regulations, catch up here.

We hope you enjoyed our five-part investigations webinar series. If you missed any of the episodes, you can access the recordings here. If you are interested in receiving personalised training for your teams, please contact victoria.toy@hsf.com

As always, if we can help with any of your employment law issues across the region, please do reach out.

Ramadhan Kareem!

Fatim Jumabhoy

Head, Asia Employment, Pensions & Incentives Practice

 

Fatim Jumabhoy
Fatim Jumabhoy
Partner, Singapore
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Narendra Adiyasa
Narendra Adiyasa
Partner, Jakarta
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Tess Lumsdaine
Tess Lumsdaine
Senior Consultant, Hong Kong
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Rebecca Lim
Rebecca Lim
Associate, Singapore
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Gillian Miao
Gillian Miao
Counsel, Mainland China
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