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 Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update: January 2024

Happy New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai to all our clients. We hope you enjoyed a delightful Christmas and New Year’s break, and are eagerly anticipating the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. To kick off our first e-bulletin of the year, the Malaysian Court of Appeal recently ruled that a director, despite their title … Read more

Asia: Retirement-related obligations

Asia’s diverse landscape, with its unique retirement-related obligations in each jurisdiction, poses challenges in formulating a harmonised retirement policy. This article explores the statutory retirement ages and re-employment obligations across Asia, offering a guide to understanding the intricacies of the region’s retirement landscape. Questions Singapore PRC Japan Hong Kong South Korea Taiwan Is there a … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update: August 2023

This month’s update covers the following: We look at recent updates in major cities across Mainland China, including changes in contribution bases for social insurance and housing fund in Beijing, extrajudicial commentary on specific employment issues in Shanghai and the implementation rules on the application of employment contract law in Tianjin. Click here to see … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update: June 2023

This month’s update covers the following: We look at recent guidelines in Indonesia which require employers, amongst others, to set up a task force to address workplace sexual violence and deal with complaints. Click here for our take on the guidelines. Over in Mainland China, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update: April 2023

This month’s update covers the following: changes in employment and immigration requirements in Mainland China after the management of COVID-19 was downgraded from Class A to Class B. Click here for a list of frequently asked questions for employers. in Singapore, the General Division of the High Court in Siemens Industry Software Inc v Inzign … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update: October 2022

Our October update covers the following: an update on equal employment regulations in the PRC, including the recent circular addressing discrimination against employees who recovered from COVID-19. Read the update here. in Singapore, the High Court in Kallivalap Praveen Nair v Glaxosmithkline Consumer Healthcare Pte Ltd [2022] SGHC 261 dismissed an employee’s breach of contract … Read more

Future Of Consumer APAC: Employee engagement trends in the consumer sector

Fatim Jumabhoy and Shivchand Jhinku focus their predictions on four key areas, particularly as consumer companies grapple with their post-covid positions, including managing employee wellbeing, return to work issues, increasing bullying and harassment claims and the rise in employee activism. They note some surprising trends and research outcomes, including the interdependency between each of the … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update – November 2021

Our November update covers the following: the new Personal Information Protection Law in the PRC is discussed in our dual language update here  an overview of proposed amendments to the Employment Act in Malaysia, including maternity/paternity leave, the hiring of foreign employees and flexible work arrangements is available here  our summary of a recent Hong Kong … Read more