Human Resources & Payroll

The Guide to Employment Permits for Foreign Workers in the Philippines


For expatriate workers and their employers in the Philippines, it is essential they understand the process of obtaining a work visa and employment permit.

Indonesia Makes Changes for the Disbursement of Old Age Security Funds


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 Ponders Issuing Five Year, Tax Free ‘Digital Nomad’ Visas


Indonesia is pondering whether to issue ‘nomad visas’ to attract digital nomads to work from popular destinations such as the island of Bali.

Malaysia Increases Minimum Wage from May 1, 2022: What are the Implications for Businesses?


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).

Assessing the Current Human Resources Talent Pool in ASEAN


ASEAN is endowed with a diverse workforce but these are spread across different levels of the developmental spectrum.

Vietnam’s Border Reopening: Implications for Businesses


Vietnam has reopened its borders to all international visitors as it looks to revitalize its tourism industry.

What are Indonesia’s Latest Guidelines on International Travel?


Indonesia has now allowed vaccinated travelers to enter the country. Quarantine is no longer required for those who are fully vaccinated.

Increase in Social Insurance Rates for Foreign Employees in Vietnam


Since January 1, 2022, foreign workers in Vietnam have been subject to increased social insurance rates.

Singapore’s 2022 Public Holidays


ASEAN Briefing outlines Singapore’s official public holidays in 2021. Businesses should take note of the official holiday schedule and plan accordingly.

Indonesia’s 2022 Public Holidays


ASEAN Briefing outlines Indonesia’s official public holidays in 2022. Businesses should take note of the official holiday schedule and plan accordingly.

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