Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update September 2020

Our Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives update this month covers: the changes to labour laws in Karnataka, in India, to help ease the burden on employers and attract new investment; our Compliance Check, which considers the updated requirements for safe measures in the workplace in Singapore; an article on employer obligations in relation to sexual … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update June 2020

As workplaces are slowly beginning to re-open, new challenges arise for employment law and HR teams. Our Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives update this month looks at: the various measures introduced by the Department of Labour and Employment measures introduced in the Philippines, to preserve employment during the Covid-19 pandemic the conflicting views around whether the … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update April 2020

We hope our readers are staying well through this difficult period and adjusting to the new work from home arrangements. Our Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives update this month looks at: what constitutes redundancy in New Zealand, the decision in National Legal Service Authority vs Union of India and what it means for transgender employees in … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update March 2020

Our Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives update this month looks at: our live webinar that discussed the continued impact of COVID-19 across the region and some of the challenges faced by businesses and organisations; In Indonesia, the proposals outlined in the draft Omnibus Bill on Job Creation, including among other things, widespread changes to termination … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update February 2020

Our Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives update this month looks at: the initial public holiday changes and subsequent extensions issued by various provinces in China, following the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus; an overview of changes to various employment legislation in South Korea, including changes to the Equal Employment Opportunity and Work-Family Balance Assistance Act, the … Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update October 2019

The October monthly update looks at: in Singapore, the upcoming changes to compensation limit increases in the Work Injury Compensation Act; a recent regulation that widens the number of available positions that expatriate workers can hold in Indonesia; a Hong Kong District Court decision that considered whether conduct justifying summary dismissal can act as a … Read more

Compliance Check: Philippines Labour Arrangements

The Philippines Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) continues to uphold stringent labour requirements. Department Order 174 of 2017 (DO 174) sets out prohibited forms of employment arrangements, and provides that the only permitted form of a contracting arrangement is “job contracting”. Read more

Asia Employment, Pensions & Incentives Update

We hope our readers have had an enjoyable Easter break. As we all get back into the swing of work, our latest e-bulletin looks at some of the key developments across the region. Starting in the Philippines, we look at the move towards normalizing working from home, and the requirement to ensure the employees working … Read more

Philippines: Working from home enshrined in legislation

On 20 December 2018 the Filipino President Duterte signed off on the Telecommuting Act, Republic Act No. 11165 (the Act), which has been informally dubbed the “working from home act”. The Act allows private sector employees to work flexibly from home or any place outside the office with an internet connection, in an effort to … Read more