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[New Zealand] Paid leave after miscarriage and stillbirth for women and their partners [New Zealand] Paid leave after miscarriage and stillbirth for women and their partners

On March 24, New Zealand's parliament approved a bill - by a unanimous vote - that will allow mothers and...
09 Apr 2021

[Myanmar] Unions and workers on frontlines of fight against coup [Myanmar] Unions and workers on frontlines of fight against coup

Late in the evening of February 26, the Myanmar military appeared on public television to declare most of the country's labour...
10 Mar 2021

[Singapore] MP proposes formalised labour laws to safeguard locals [Singapore] MP proposes formalised labour laws to safeguard locals

Labour MP Patrick Tay has said Singapore is in need of more formal labour laws rather than mere advisories and...
04 Mar 2021

[Australia] Probe reveals 'ghost' employees among JobKeeper recipients [Australia] Probe reveals 'ghost' employees among JobKeeper recipients

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) conducted an investigation into employers who allegedly claimed wage subsidy for “ghost” employees in an...
17 Feb 2021

[Korea] January payroll shows biggest loss in 22 years as unemployment soars [Korea] January payroll shows biggest loss in 22 years as unemployment soars

South Korea shed nearly 1 million from its January payroll, the biggest losses since 1998 when massive layoffs were executed...
12 Feb 2021

[Australia] $15.8m assets confiscated from Plutus Payroll founder [Australia] $15.8m assets confiscated from Plutus Payroll founder

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has confiscated $15.8 million in assets linked to a founder of Plutus Payroll.
10 Feb 2021

[Hong Kong] Managing built up annual leave during the pandemic [Hong Kong] Managing built up annual leave during the pandemic

Many challenges for businesses have been created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among them; the impact the pandemic has had on...
08 Feb 2021