Indonesia’s Ministry of Labor issued Regulation 228, 2019 to define the types of job positions open to expatriate workers in the country.
SMEs frequently underestimate the importance of cybersecurity to their business. It’s often not a question of “if” your company will be attacked but “when” . Cybersecurity is an often-overlooked item in small and medium sized companies (SMEs), putting these companies at risk every day. Lack of IT experts, fear of high costs, or even lack[…..]
The Singapore government enacted major amendments to the Employment Act earlier this year. The changes affect human resource administration for employers.
For expatriate workers and their employers in Singapore, understanding the process to obtain a valid employment permit is vital. Read more about the various work passes and permits issued to expatriates planning to work in Singapore.
In this article, we discuss the salient features of labor contracts and social security obligations in five major ASEAN economies – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
While Thailand does not mandate a written agreement between the employer and an employee, it does impose strict labor regulations with regards to working terms and conditions. In practice, therefore, it is advisable for employers to set out written terms and conditions of employment to avoid legal disputes.
For foreign workers and their employers in Indonesia, understanding the process to obtain an employment permit is essential. Read more in our latest article.
In this article, we provide a brief overview of statutory regimes with respect to employment termination in the five major ASEAN countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
Despite rising salaries, minimum wages in the majority of ASEAN countries remain significantly lower than those in the developed economies of the world. In this article, we highlight the latest statutory minimum wage levels in each of the ASEAN states with the exception of Brunei and Singapore, which do not have a mandatory minimum wage.
Obtaining a long-term residency status is a cumbersome process for foreigners in ASEAN. The regulations and procedures vary significantly between the countries, and can sometimes be an expensive affair. In this article, we give an overview of the permanent residency and other schemes available for foreigners wishing to reside in any of the following ASEAN states.