With the evolution of the workplace, HR leaders must recognise and embrace both opportunities and challenges.
Day 2 of the HR Tech Festival Asia 2023 is jam-packed with presentations and innovations that will shape the way organisations work in 2023 and beyond.
Winners of the HR Tech Festival Asia 2023 were recognised for setting the benchmark of excellence and innovation in the HR industry.
A recent revision has labour groups clamouring for a more regular review and increment of the minimum wage in Hong Kong.
Driven by the need to attract talent, Japan is proposing new laws that will offer more public sector employees a four-day workweek.
Employees who are entitled to the Eid Al-Fitr allowance must be reimbursed by 15 April 2023, one week before the holiday commences.
Over 223,000 employees in New Zealand will benefit from the increase in the minimum wage to NZ$22.70 (US$14.20), including those earning lower income.
The amended Labour Protection Act sets out the terms and conditions to define the work-from-anywhere concept in Thailand.
Legislation is being crafted to ban workplace discrimination but concerns have been raised over its clarity and how it will impact employers.
Independent food delivery riders in Thailand are advocating for equitable employee benefits and support while facing work hazards.
This is to prevent instances where employees may be terminated but rehired by employers looking to reduce costs, said the Ministry of Manpower.
A bill has been passed to establish the permanent functions and governance arrangements for the newly established Jobs and Skills Australia agency.
Many employees have opposed the Ministry of Employment and Labour's proposal to increase the weekly maximum work hours to 69 hours.
Criticism and doubts have been raised over the feasibility of longer work hours and vacations in a proposal pushing for a new working hour system.
Malaysia plans to include gig workers in a social security scheme and is considering specific legislation to safeguard their welfare.
Singapore is considering initiatives and schemes that will provide wide-ranging support and opportunities for employees in the country.
Urging compliance, Malaysia’s HR Minister has also called for better salaries to keep high-skilled employees in the country.
To encourage more young people to get married and start families, some Chinese provinces are offering extended marriage leave up to 30 days.
The labour group that has filed a petition for another wage increase wants to play a more active role in discussions with the government.
Employees affected by domestic violence and family violence will be able to take time off without losing their jobs.
Employers are encouraged to consider employees’ cultures, values, and beliefs in any activities, programmes or policies that are not work-related.
A bill filed by Senator Sherwin Gatchalian aims to provide freelance workers with better protection and social services.
Government employees in the Philippines who have worked for 15 years and reached 56 will be entitled to a lifelong old-age pension under this bill.
With the interchangeable holiday policy, employees at Unilever are free to exchange a public holiday for another day that is more significant to them.
In addition to legislation, employers are encouraged to play a more active role in creating an inclusive and fair work environment for their employees.
Complaints have been filed about employers violating the 45-hour workweek requirement to the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC).
The appointment of Tess Lumsdaine will allow Baker McKenzie to help cllients structure employment arrangements and improve change management.
The ILO Convention 190 policy protects employees from violence and harassment, which includes gender-based discrimination at work.
The amendments are largely based on the International Labour Organisation standards, which provide a framework for addressing labour issues.
The law is amended to include a component for the formula used to determine minimum wages that take purchasing power into consideration.