Human Resources & Payroll

Minimum Wage Increases for Micro Enterprises in Malaysia Deferred to July 2023

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Micro enterprises in Malaysia will not be required to implement the new minimum wage until July 2023.

Thailand Adopts Work from Home Bill: Implications for Employers

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Thailand has made an amendment to the Labor Protection Act to offer the same labor rights to remote workers.

Singapore Implements New Scheme to Help Businesses Hire Foreign Workers

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Singapore’s M-SEP scheme enables companies to hire foreign S Pass and Work Permit holders above the permitted prevailing quotas.

Thailand’s Public Holidays for 2023

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

Malaysia’s Public Holidays for 2023

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ASEAN Briefing outlines Malaysia’s public holidays for 2023. This is a comprehensive list of those holidays and the states they apply to.

Singapore’s Public Holidays for 2023

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Singapore’s public holidays for 2023 were released in April 2022. In total, it has 14 days for 10 public holidays (instead of the gazetted 11 public holidays).  The President of Singapore can declare any day a public holiday. If a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the following day is usually declared a public holiday, […]

Indonesia Increases the Minimum Wage for 2023

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Indonesia’s Ministry of Manpower announced that minimum wages across the country will increase by a maximum of 10 percent for 2023.

New Health Insurance Requirement for Short Term Foreign Workers in Indonesia

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Foreign workers in Indonesia on short-term work permits are now required to obtain health insurance.

Indonesia Relaunches Multiple Entry Visa Service

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Indonesia’s Directorate General of Immigration officially relaunched the multiple entry visa service on November 28, 2022.

Malaysia Introduces Electronic Option for the Renewal of Employment Passes

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Malaysia will introduce the option for Employment Pass holders to renew their permits electronically from December 1, 2022.

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