In a bid to increase the diversity of workforces, and increase access to employment for those with disabilities, Taiwan has a quota for the number of disabled employees. We take a look at how this works in practice.
This month in our comparative table here, we consider the legal obligations on employers considering a transfer of business/undertaking, focussing on the position in China, Indonesia and Thailand.
South Korea continues to overhaul its labour and employment landscape. We look at some upcoming changes to the notice of dismissal provisions and the prohibition of workplace harassment rules – both effective this year.
There are complicated rules which govern when and how a foreign entity can operate in Indonesia without establishing a local entity. Companies should pay particular attention to employment structures in such circumstances.
On 15 December 2018, Decree No. 148/2018/ND-CP (“Decree No. 148”) came into effect. Decree No. 148 introduced amendments to Decree No. 05/2015/ND-CP, the legislation designed to provide guidance on the implementation of the Labor Code. The key changes are explained below. Continue reading
Indonesia’s Ministry of Manpower (“MOM”) has issued a new regulation, MOM Regulation No. 10 of 2018 on Procedures for the Utilisation of Foreign Workers (“Reg 10/2018”), which implements President Regulation No. 20 of 2018 on Expatriate Utilisation (“PR 20/2018”). Employers employing expatriates working in Indonesia should be mindful of the additional obligations introduced through Reg 10/2018. For further details, you can read our update here. Continue reading
This month in our comparative table here, we consider the legal obligations on employers considering a transfer of business/undertaking, focussing on the position in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.
Malaysia’s Ministry of Human Resources has recently proposed amendments to the Industrial Relations Act 1967 (“IRA”) which, if introduced, would result in, amongst others, significant changes to the dispute resolution regime for employment claims in Malaysia.
Unpaid internships are often seen as a way of providing valuable industry experience to students. However, there has been an increasing global focus on whether such arrangements also enable the exploitation of individuals to perform unpaid work. In Hong Kong, while there are exemptions from the application of certain employment related laws which apply to categories of student interns, organisations that wish to host unpaid interns must carefully consider key legislation to ensure compliance. Continue reading
There are complicated rules which govern when and how a foreign entity can operate in Vietnam without establishing a local entity. Companies should pay particular attention to employment structures in such circumstances. Continue reading