The latest issue of ASEAN Briefing Magazine, focusing on key HR considerations across ASEAN for foreign investors, is out now and available for download in the Asia Briefing Publication Store.
In this article, we highlight recent adjustments to Thailand’s daily minimum wage rates passed in November and set to become effective in 2017.
Myanmar has extended e-visas for tourists and business professionals to three land crossings: Tachileik, Myawaddy, and Kawthaung. Learn what you will need to apply.
When investing in emerging markets to lower costs, exploitative labor practices are always a reputational concern. Learn which ASEAN markets will allow you to retain a cost advantage over your competitors while producing goods in a sustainably manner.
In the wake of Indonesia’s proposal for an ASEAN wide minimum wage, we assess the impact of such an arrangement and provide insight on the likelihood of its passage.
With the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at the end of 2015, ASEAN achieved a significant milestone in the region’s growing political, economic, and cultural integration. Although ASEAN has clearly stated its goal to promote skilled labor mobility, current policies trail behind the EU and other regional initiatives.
When comparing wages across countries, investors should be pay close attention to all attributes of wages within a given country as they can differ drastically. To provide insight on these trends and to illuminate the intricacies of ASEAN’s diverse labor market, the following article provides an overview of the regional blocs current wage differentials.
For expatriate workers and their employers in Thailand understanding the process to obtain a work permit is vital. Indeed, failure to do so would indicate illegal employment in the Kingdom in most cases.
Foreign workers have flocked to Malaysia in recent years. Strictly adhering to the country’s employment permit regime, however, is vital, and applicants without a thorough understanding of the relevant procedures are likely to be turned away.
In part three of this three part series, ASEAN Briefing continues to take a closer look at women in the workplace regionally. This article takes a closer look at Laotian women, in partnership with Indochina Research Ltd.