Malaysia will increase the national monthly minimum wage from May 1, 2022, by 25 percent from 1,200 ringgit (US$276) to 1,500 ringgit (US$345).
ASEAN is endowed with a diverse workforce but these are spread across different levels of the developmental spectrum.
With the upcoming Eid-al Fitr holiday in Indonesia, businesses must pay the religious holiday allowance, also known as Tunjangan Hari Raya (THR).
Vietnam has reopened its borders to all international visitors as it looks to revitalize its tourism industry.
Indonesia has now allowed vaccinated travelers to enter the country. Quarantine is no longer required for those who are fully vaccinated.
Since January 1, 2022, foreign workers in Vietnam have been subject to increased social insurance rates.
Singapore will introduce a new points system for Employment Pass (EP) applicants from 2023, in addition to higher qualifying salary thresholds.
ASEAN Briefing outlines Singapore’s official public holidays in 2021. Businesses should take note of the official holiday schedule and plan accordingly.
ASEAN Briefing outlines Indonesia’s official public holidays in 2022. Businesses should take note of the official holiday schedule and plan accordingly.
In November 2021, the Philippines Economic Zone Authority introduced a new work visa for foreigners who are sponsored to work in the Philippines by companies registered with PEZA.