Cambodia has extended the deadline for the foreign employee quota application to January 31, 2022, two months after the original deadline.
Fully vaccinated travelers from 63 “low-risk” countries and regions can now enter Thailand without any quarantine requirements.
Singapore’s government has amended the Central Provident Fund Act and the Retirement and Re-Employment Act.
Cambodia has made several amendments to the Labor Law. These include new mechanisms to settle individual labor disputes and new provisions on work shifts.
Thailand’s cabinet passed a resolution introducing immigration, tax, and land ownership incentives aimed at foreign investors and skilled professionals.
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how medical workers from the Philippines are working, both at home and abroad.
From September 2021, Singapore has allowed the entry of fully vaccinated visitors without quarantine through its Vaccinated Travel Lane scheme.
Cambodia will increase the minimum wage for the garment, textile, and footwear industries for 2022.
In March 2021, Cambodia introduced Sub-Decree 32 which implements a new pension scheme in the country.
When assessing labor costs in ASEAN, foreign investors should be aware that governments are increasing social protection expenditure in areas such as pensions, health coverage, and welfare assistance.