The October monthly update looks at:

  • in Singapore, the upcoming changes to compensation limit increases in the Work Injury Compensation Act;
  • a recent regulation that widens the number of available positions that expatriate workers can hold in Indonesia;
  • a Hong Kong District Court decision that considered whether conduct justifying summary dismissal can act as a defence to a discrimination claim;
  • our Compliance Check that reminds employers of their obligations towards HIV and AIDS-positive employees in the Philippines;
  • a comparison between the laws relating to working hours and overtime in Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Finally, a reminder to readers based in Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta – we will be holding events to support the upcoming launch of the Asia Pacific Employment Law Guide in Kuala Lumpur on 6 November and Jakarta on 13 November. If you would like to attend either of these events, please contact Chrysti Claudia Luckynelly at

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