Human Resources & Payroll

Indonesia Issues Latest COVID-19 Immigration Measures


On October 1, 2020, Indonesia issued Reg 26/2020, which relaxes certain criteria for foreign visitors to be able to enter Indonesia.

How Businesses Can Benefit from ASEAN’s Professional Services Sector


COVID-19 will increase demand for professional services firms in ASEAN, who can tailor solutions to the regions’ commercial systems and consumer markets.

Thailand Issues Special Tourist Visas to Help Revive Economy


Thailand has issued special tourist visas (STV), which will allow international visitors to stay in the country for more than 200 days.

Indonesia Temporarily Eases Payments of Social Security Premiums for Businesses


Government Regulation 49 of 2020 (GR 49/2020) provides reductions in and postponement of the social security payments made by businesses.

Singapore Establishes Green Lane with Japan for Essential Travel


Singapore and Japan established a travel corridor on September 18 to facilitate essential business and official travel between the two countries.

Singapore and Brunei Establish Green Lane for Essential Travel


On September 1, 2020, Singapore and Brunei established a green lane for short-term business and official trips between the two countries.

Indonesia Introduces Wage Subsidy Program for Employees


Indonesia’s Ministry of Manpower issued Reg 14/2020, which provides wage subsidies for employees in the private sector.

Singapore Increases Qualifying Salaries for Foreign Employees


Singapore’s government has increased the minimum qualifying salaries needed for foreign workers to receive the Employment Pass (EP) and S Pass permits.

Singapore Extends Job Support Scheme: Businesses Receive Tiered Wage Subsidies


The Singaporean government has extended the Job Support Scheme (JSS) until March 2021.

Vietnam’s Entry Procedures for Foreign Employees amid the Pandemic


Vietnam’s government has allowed selected international visitors to enter the country provided they meet the necessary requirements.

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