Human Resources & Payroll

New Salary Criteria for Hiring Foreign Executives in Singapore

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Singapore will increase the salary criteria for foreign executives and professionals working in the country from January 1, 2025.

Religious Holiday Allowances in Indonesia: Obligations for Businesses

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With the upcoming Eid-al Fitr holiday in Indonesia, businesses must pay the religious holiday allowance, also known as Tunjangan Hari Raya (THR).

Malaysia’s Revised Residency Program: Tackling Cost Concerns

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Malaysia’s government revised its residency program, the Malaysia My Second Home program, and eased the requirements by which foreigners are eligible for the residency permit.

Updates on Indonesia’s Social Security Schemes

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The Indonesian Government introduced the second amendment to the Work Accident Benefit and the Life Insurance social security programs.

Boosting Tourism: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore Target Chinese Travel Spending

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Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore are offering visa-free travel to Chinese tourists during the first Spring Festival (Chinese New Year / CNY) holiday since Beijing lifted pandemic travel restrictions.

New Work Permit Rules for Foreign Employees in Cambodia

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Cambodia’s Ministry of Labor Notification No. 110/23 clarifies the parties that are required to apply for work permits and employment cards.

A Guide to HR Compliance in the Philippines

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Expatriate workers and their employers in the Philippines must understand the process of obtaining a work visa and employment permit to legally work in the country.

Thailand Issues New Investor Visa for Eastern Economic Corridor

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Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor has issued a new investor visa in a bid to boost foreign investments in targeted industries.

Thailand to Set 2024 Minimum Wage Rate by Year-End

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Thailand is set to announce a minimum wage increase for 2024, expected to surpass the inflation rate. It is likely to fall short of the initially proposed 400 baht (US$11.12) per day to mitigate potential negative impacts on small and medium-sized enterprises.

Service Contracts in Vietnam: What You Need to Know

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Service contracts in Vietnam are a flexible alternative for firms to find human resources support and staff time-bound or specialized projects.

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