Human Resources & Payroll

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.

How to Obtain Tax Incentives for Investments in Indonesia’s Marine and Fisheries Sectors


Indonesia offers a variety of income tax incentives for investors that invest in its marine and fisheries industries. Here are the criteria.

New Stricter Requirements for Singapore’s Global Investor Program


Singapore has increased the investment requirements for foreign investors to join the Global Investor Program.

Singapore Budget 2023: Impact for Employees


Singapore’s 2023 budget provides an array of support for local employees. This includes co-funding worker wages and encouraging the reskilling of employees.

Indonesia’s Second Home Visa: What are the Requirements?


Indonesia has issued second home visas, the first of its kind for the country, which will allow foreigners to stay for between five to 10 years.

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