Human Resources & Payroll

Singapore Launches Tech@SG Program

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Learn more about Singapore’s Tech@SG program which helps local tech companies recruit highly-skilled foreign talents.

Malaysia Increases Minimum Wage

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The government has increased the minimum wage for major towns under 56 city and municipality councils.

Singapore Revises PR Scheme: Courting Investments

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Singapore’s government has made changes to its Global Investor Program to make it easier for foreign investors to apply for permanent residence (PR) status.

Myanmar Extends Visa Regulations to Five New Countries

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Myanmar has extended visa on arrival access to Austria, Hungary, New Zealand, Czech Republic, and Luxemburg. Read on to learn more.

The Minimum Wage in Indonesia: Increased by 8.5% for 2020

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By January 2020, Indonesia will increase its minimum wage by 8.51 percent from the current 2019 rate. Learn more about how this regulation will impact businesses in the country.

Expatriate Workers in Indonesia: New Regulation on Positions Open for Employment

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Indonesia’s Ministry of Labor issued Regulation 228, 2019 to define the types of job positions open to expatriate workers in the country.

How SMEs Can Secure Their IT System: Simple Steps

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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 […]

Singapore’s Employment Act: The Top 6 Amendments

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The Singapore government enacted major amendments to the Employment Act earlier this year. The changes affect human resource administration for employers.

Labor Contracts in ASEAN

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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.

Thai Labor Contracts: What You Need to Know

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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.

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