Welcome to our latest international employment law update – designed to ensure those of you dealing with HR at an international level are kept up-to-date on changes to employment laws in some of the key business nations.
Employers are dealing with rapidly evolving manpower challenges arising from the COVID-19 epidemic. They are grappling with issues of employees potentially being placed on quarantine
The government's assistance to employers and employees in weathering economic headwinds in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
As the coronavirus situation continues to evolve, so do companies' and governments' approaches to monitoring and helping avoid the spread of the virus.
Due to the evolving 2019 novel coronavirus (the "2019-nCoV") situation, the Ministry of Health (the "MOH") and the Ministry of Manpower (the "MOM")
The Fair Consideration Framework (the "FCF") was updated in January 2020 to impose harsher penalties on employers found to be engaging in discriminatory practices such as by favouring the...
Effective January 1, 2020, employers with foreign workers in Singapore found guilty of workplace discrimination, now face stricter penalties and higher fines.
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Effective January 1, 2020, the minimum qualifying salary for the S Pass will be increased from SGD 2300 to SGD 2400.
As a reminder, starting January 1, 2020, the minimum salary threshold for foreign nationals applying for initial and renewal S Passes in Singapore will increase from SGD 2,300 to SGD 2,400.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, in his National Day Rally speech on 18 August 2019, announced that pursuant to the recommendations made by the Ministry of Manpower's Tripartite Workgroup
Companies should take note of the substantive changes to the Employment Act (the "EA") that came into effect on 1 April 2019.
The Work Injury Compensation Bill 2019 (the Bill) was passed in Parliament on 3 September 2019.
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On April 1 2019, the Singapore government enacted major amendments to the Employment Act (EA).
Combating Fake News: Anti-Doxxing Measures and Other Amendments to the Protection from Harassment Act
The Singapore High Court, in its recent decision in Public Prosecutor v Jurong Country Club and another appeal  SGHC 150 ("PP v JCC")
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Under section 5(a) of the Employment and Skills Development Law 2013, companies must enter into written employment contracts with all its employees within 30 days of employment
The official website of the National Health Commission of China (NHC) announced that, as of 12:00 pm on January 30th, there are a total of 7,737 ...
Herbert Smith Freehills
•changes to the minimum wage requirements in India which starts to simplify the complex wage provisions, and guarantees minimum wage payments to all employees;