Human Resources & Payroll

Payroll Outsourcing in Singapore: Allowing Companies to Focus on Regional Expansion in ASEAN


Payroll outsourcing effectively reduces a firm’s overall liabilities and costs, and ensures that more time and resources get spent on critical business functions. In this article, we discuss the various benefits of outsourcing ASEAN payroll to a reliable third-party payroll processing provider in Singapore.

Singapore as a Payroll Processing Center for Companies in ASEAN


Companies centralizing their payroll in Singapore benefit from the country’s double advantage of housing many regional headquarters as well as the country’s strong connectivity to other ASEAN states. Read more.

Thailand Launches New Online Service for Work Permits and Visas


Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI) has launched a new online visa service for BOI-registered companies in order to ease the visa application process. Under the new system, authorities will issue an electronic work permit to the applicants instead of the work permit booklet currently in use.

The Guide to Employment Permits for Foreign Workers in Laos


For expatriate workers and their employers in Laos, understanding the process to obtain a business visa and employment permit is essential. Read more about the various business visas and employment permits issued to expatriates planning to work in Laos.

The Philippines Launches Visas on Arrival Program for Chinese Nationals


The Philippines Bureau of Immigration (BI) has launched a Visa Upon Arrival (VUA) program for Chinese nationals.The move comes as part of the government’s bid to boost tourism and investment in the Philippines.

Malaysian Labor Contracts: What You Need to Know


While Malaysia offers foreign investors a skilled workforce, the country’s laws mandate a formal, written labor contract signed by the parties. This article discusses how these contracts can serve as an opportunity for foreign investors to establish a firm foundation for human resources management in Malaysia.

Salary, Individual Income Tax, and Social Security in Singapore


It is important for companies operating and hiring employees in Singapore to understand the key elements of the country’s payroll process and stay updated on the latest regulatory changes when computing salary and social security contributions. Read more in our latest article.

Payroll Processing and Compliance in Singapore – New Issue of ASEAN Briefing Magazine


The latest issue of ASEAN Briefing Magazine, focusing on Payroll Processing and Compliance in Singapore, is out now and available for download in the Asia Briefing Publication Store.

The Guide to Employment Permits for Foreign Workers in Myanmar


Hiring foreign employees in Myanmar can be a complicated process due to the country’s lack of a comprehensive employment permit system for foreigners. Here, we look at different options for foreigners to acquire legal working status in Myanmar.

Personal Income Tax in ASEAN: a Guide to 2017 Rates


Personal income tax, or PIT as it is commonly referred, is a tax levied on all wage earners within a given jurisdiction. In the following article, we outline PIT tax brackets in individual member states of ASEAN.

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