Human Resources & Payroll

Singapore to Reduce Foreign Worker Quota for Manufacturing Sector


Singapore’s foreign worker quota will be reduced for the manufacturing sector from 20 percent to 15 percent by January 2023.

The Philippines to Suspend Social Security and Healthcare Premium Hikes for 2021


The country passed House Bill’s No. 8461 and 8512 which authorizes the suspension of premium contribution hikes for social security programs.

Cambodia’s 2021 Minimum Wage: Increased for Textile and Garment Sectors


As of January 1, 2021, Cambodia’s monthly minimum wage rate for regular workers is US$192, an increase from US$190 in 2020.

Vietnam Introduces New Labor Code for 2021


Vietnam’s National Assembly approved a new Labor Code which took effect in January 2021.

Singapore Establishes Travel Corridor with Taiwan: Key Features


Singapore has established a one-way travel corridor with Taiwan under the Air Travel Pass scheme (in effect since December 18, 2020).

Indonesia’s 2021 Minimum Wage: No Increases for Most Provinces


The Ministry of Manpower issued a circular in October 2020 advising regional governments not to increase the monthly minimum wage rates due to the ongoing pandemic.

The Singapore-Hong Kong Travel Bubble: Salient Features


From November 22, 2020, the Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble will come into effect, allowing short-term visitors to travel between both countries.

Singapore to Issue Tech Pass Visa in 2021: Key Features


Singapore will issue a new work permit in January 2021, named Tech.Pass, aimed at attracting technology entrepreneurs and experts.

Singapore Allows Entry of Travelers from Mainland China


Singapore began allowing short-term visitors from mainland China on November 6, 2020, through its Air Travel Pass (ATP) program.

The Indonesia-Singapore Reciprocal Green Lane: Salient Features


Indonesia and Singapore established a ‘green lane’ on October 12, 2020, to facilitate business and official travel between the two countries. Applications were open from October 26.

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