The proposed amendments to Malaysia’s Employment Act hopes to bring the act to international standards as required by the ILO and others.
Among the new changes is the introduction of the Overseas Network & Expertise Pass, which allows high-earners and achievers to live in Singapore without the need to secure employment first.
For expatriate workers and their employers in the Philippines, it is essential they understand the process of obtaining a work visa and employment permit.
Employees in Indonesia will not have to wait until the age of 56 to withdraw their JHT / old age security funds. We discuss the new criteria.
Indonesia is pondering whether to issue ‘nomad visas’ to attract digital nomads to work from popular destinations such as the island of Bali.
Malaysia will increase the national monthly minimum wage from May 1, 2022, by 25 percent from 1,200 ringgit (US$276) to 1,500 ringgit (US$345).
ASEAN is endowed with a diverse workforce but these are spread across different levels of the developmental spectrum.
Vietnam has reopened its borders to all international visitors as it looks to revitalize its tourism industry.
Indonesia has now allowed vaccinated travelers to enter the country. Quarantine is no longer required for those who are fully vaccinated.
Since January 1, 2022, foreign workers in Vietnam have been subject to increased social insurance rates.