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Engineering Firm loses Appeal, Fine raised

A company which appealed against the order that fined them for failing to take reasonably practicable measures to ensure the safety and health of its employees was rejected by the High Court, which increased the fine to $330,000.

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Arumugam A/L Veerappan v Continental Automotive Components Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Date: 12 April 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 822 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Landmark EO on 'endo' seen by Labor Day

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte wants the Executive Order (EO) seeking to scrap labor contractualization or “endo” released on or before Labor Day (May 1), his spokesperson said Monday.
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SSS lowers Retirement Age for Jockeys

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Social Security System (SSS) has lowered the age of compulsory retirement for professional jockeys to provide them protection from severe harm and disability.
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Lim Tho v Inhesion Industrial (M) Sdn Bhd

Date: 12 April 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 829 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Shanmugam A/L Supramaniam v Malaysian Airlines System Berhad

Date: 12 April 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 819 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Kesatuan Kebangsaan Pekerja-Pekerja Perusahaan Alat-Alat Pengangkutan dan Sekutu v Oriental Summit Industries Sdn Bhd

Date: 09 April 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 786 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Animesh Kumar Dev A/L Ajoy Kumar Dev v Jardine Shipping Services (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Date: 09 April 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 779 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

House seeks to provide Retirement Benefits and Welfare Assistance for OFWs

It does not have to be the end of the road for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) whose employment days may soon be over.
Date: 13 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House pushes for Retirement Benefits for OFWs

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - A House of Representatives panel has formed a technical working group (TWG) to consolidate three bills seeking to provide retirement benefits and welfare assistance to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).
Date: 13 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Profiling of Child Laborers Pushed

The labor department has released guidelines on the profiling of child laborers to effectively draw them away from child labor and its worst forms.
Date: 09 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

House oks P20,000 Monthly Old-Age Pension of Veterans

In a timely and fitting tribute to the country’s war veterans, the House committee on appropriations approved House Bill 270, seeking to increase to P20,000 per month the Old-Age Pension of Veterans of World War II, Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Date: 08 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Fu Yuk Vui @ Foo Yuk Vui v Sapatanian Sdn Bhd

Date: 05 April 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 750 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Abdul Hadi Bin Abas v SAJ Holdings Sdn Bhd

Date: 05 April 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 764 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Siti Habibah Binti Shafiai v Universiti Kuala Lumpur

Date: 04 April 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 741 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Dra Linda Efiyanti v Isro

Date: 25 August 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 897 K/Pdt.Sus-PHI/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

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Government vows to bolster Workers’ Rights

Labour authorities say the government will protect the rights of all workers employed in development projects around the country, no matter how big or small the venture.

Minimum Wage Hike still Problematic Oudomxay legalises Foreign Workers Savannakhet registers Foreign Workers more

80 Employment Agencies snub Labour Export Code

Some 80 local employment agencies have yet to sign the Myanmar Oversea Employment Agencies Federation (MOEAF) code of conduct that defines their responsibilities toward the workers they send abroad, amid accusations of h ...

New Basic Wage may take effect in April Caution urged on Labour Disputes Government sets New Daily Minimum Wage at K4800 more

Landmark EO on 'endo' seen by Labor Day

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte wants the Executive Order (EO) seeking to scrap labor contractualization or “endo” released on or before Labor Day (May 1), his spokesperson said Monday.

SSS lowers Retirement Age for Jockeys House seeks to provide Retirement Benefits and Welfare Assistance for OFWs House pushes for Retirement Benefits for OFWs more

Engineering Firm loses Appeal, Fine raised

A company which appealed against the order that fined them for failing to take reasonably practicable measures to ensure the safety and health of its employees was rejected by the High Court, which increased th ...

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CCCS clears Proposed Merger between Essilor and Luxottica

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has issued a clearance decision on the proposed merger between Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d’Optique) S.A (“Essilor”) and Luxottica Group, S.p.A. (“Luxottica”) (collectively “Parties”). CCCS has concluded that the merger, if carried into effect, will not infringe the section 54 prohibition of the Competition Act (Cap. 50B).

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House and Senate successfully hold “Sports Dual Meet 2018”

The House of Representatives and the Senate on Thursday successfully held their second congressional sports invitational tournament dubbed “Sports Dual Meet 2018” at the House Sports Complex in Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

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President Joko Widodo to attend ASEAN Summit in Singapore

Jakarta Apr 20 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo will attend the the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore on April 27-28, 2018.

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Police probes Facebook over Data Privacy Violation

Jakarta, Apr 19 (ANTARA News) - The National Police is currently investigating third-party applications on Facebook that have allegedly violated the data privacy of users, an official stated here on Thursday.

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Lawyer claims Trial to CBT of more than RM100,000

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 20 (Bernama) - A lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving more than RM100,000.

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IRBM confirms having issued Letters to International Schools

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 19 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) today confirmed that it had recently issued letters to the management of several international schools, here.

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Role of In-house Lawyers must evolve, says Judge

In an event that unveiled a study of local general counsel by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and global law firm CMS, Judge of Appeal Steven Chong has given in-house counsel several pointers on what they need to do in their evolving role.

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Passenger-Facing Cameras: encrypt Recordings and restrict Access

The new rule that allows the cab and private-hire car drivers to install infacing cameras should not threaten the passenger privacy according to customer feedback.

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Cabinet confirms Appointment of New Permanent Secretary of Finance

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - The Cabinet has officially confirmed the appointment of the new Permanent Secretary of the Finance Ministry.

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Thailand preparing to host 12th ASEAN Skills Competition

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - Thailand is making preparations to host the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition, the objective of which is to urge adolescents and workers in the region to be enthusiastic about developing their skills in line with new technology.

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Government pardons nearly 8500 Prisoners, including Student Activists’ Killer

The Presidential Office announced on Tuesday that 8541 prisoners, including 51 foreigners, were released from prisons across the country.

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Tax Exemption on Mega Projects given since 1980s - Customs DG

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - Tax exemptions have been awarded to several large projects owned by the Government since the 1980s, and the issue of waiving the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for procurement of materials and services related to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project should not be played up, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy.

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GST Compliance good, says Customs Department

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance in Malaysia is good even though there is still a need to continue to promote tax education.

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Illegal OFWs in Kuwait have until Thursday to avail of Amnesty Program

KUWAIT, Apr 18 (PNA) - Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa has announced that the Kuwaiti Department of Immigration under the Ministry of Interior has officially declared Thursday (April 19) as the last day for Filipinos to file their application for the amnesty program set to expire on April 22.

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Indonesia, Vietnam discuss Cooperation in Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

Jakarta Apr 18 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi discussed cooperation in maritime affairs and fisheries with her Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Bihn Mihn, during the third joint commission meeting between the two countries.

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