Human Resources & Payroll

Indonesia’s Social Security System: Key Considerations for Payroll


Indonesia has made it mandatory for all Indonesian citizens and expatriates to participate in its social security programs.

Indonesia’s Public Holidays and Joint Leaves for 2023


ASEAN Briefing outlines Indonesia’s public holidays for 2023. This is a comprehensive list of those holidays.

Philippines’ Public Holidays for 2023


ASEAN Briefing outlines the Philippines’ public holidays for 2023. This is a comprehensive list of those holidays.

A Guide to Singapore’s Labor Law


The Employment Act is the central labor law in Singapore. We discuss the terms and conditions of employment that the Act covers, and how it impacts employers and employees.

Understanding Social Insurance in Singapore


We discuss the Central Provident Fund (CPF) and the Retirement Sum Topping-Up (RSTU) scheme – key components of Singapore’s social insurance.

Company Practices to Follow When Terminating an Employee in Indonesia


We discuss Indonesia’s Labor Law provisions on the termination of employment contracts and steps companies can take to minimize the risk of disputes due to unfair termination practices.

Malaysia’s Premium Visa Program Aimed at Attracting Wealthy Investors


Malaysia’s Premium Visa Program offers up to 20 years of residence and investment opportunities, including being able to buy real estate.

New Requirements for Hiring a Foreign Employee in Malaysia


Employers must now seek prior approval from the country’s Director General of Labor.

Vietnam to Ease Visa Requirements to Boost Tourism Industry


Vietnam is seeking to ease visa requirements for foreign visitors. Among the changes being discussed is increasing the duration of e-visas to 45 days.

Employment Permits in Malaysia


Malaysia provides several types of employment permits for foreign workers. We discuss these options in this article.

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