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The Guide to Employment Contracts for Foreign Workers in Indonesia


Applying for an employment permit in Indonesia as a foreigner involves several steps and requirements. We provide a detailed guide.

Indonesia Introduces Bridging Visa Policy


Indonesia has introduced a new ‘bridging visa’ policy which enables foreigners to stay in the country while they are processing their resident permits.

Formalized Flexible Work Arrangements to Be Introduced in Singapore from December 2024


Singapore is set to implement new guidelines requiring all employers to have a formal process in place for workers to request flexible work arrangements, starting December 2024.

New Salary Criteria for Hiring Foreign Executives in Singapore


Singapore will increase the salary criteria for foreign executives and professionals working in the country from January 1, 2025.

Malaysia’s Revised Residency Program: Tackling Cost Concerns


Malaysia’s government revised its residency program, the Malaysia My Second Home program, and eased the requirements by which foreigners are eligible for the residency permit.

New Work Permit Rules for Foreign Employees in Cambodia


Cambodia’s Ministry of Labor Notification No. 110/23 clarifies the parties that are required to apply for work permits and employment cards.

A Guide to HR Compliance in the Philippines


Expatriate workers and their employers in the Philippines must understand the process of obtaining a work visa and employment permit to legally work in the country.

Thailand Issues New Investor Visa for Eastern Economic Corridor


Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor has issued a new investor visa in a bid to boost foreign investments in targeted industries.

Service Contracts in Vietnam: What You Need to Know


Service contracts in Vietnam are a flexible alternative for firms to find human resources support and staff time-bound or specialized projects.

Cambodia Opens Foreign Employee Quota Application for 2024


Cambodia has opened the application window for businesses to apply for the foreign employee quota. Under the quota system, only 10 percent of a local company’s workforce can be a foreign employee.

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