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Savannakhet registers Foreign Workers

Foreign workers in Savannakhet province will face penalties if they do not register at centres set up in each district, under the Law on Labour.

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Work Suspension in Private Sector up to Employers: DOLE

MANILA - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reiterated it is upon the discretion of private sector employers if they will suspend work on September 21, in observance of the National Day of Protest.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Authorities spotlight Protection of Migrant Workers

All migrant workers have rights when it comes to negotiating their working conditions and these rights can be upheld by strengthening the legal mechanisms that govern workers' status.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Wage Board okays P21 Hike for Minimum Wage Earners in NCR

MANILA - Private sector workers in the National Capital Region (NCR), who are receiving minimum wage, will soon be getting an additional PHP21.00 in their salaries.
Date: 15 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Thai Court orders Poultry Farm to pay Myanmar Workers

Thailand's Supreme Court again approved payment of 1.7 million baht in compensation by Thammakaset Thai poultry farm on September 14, according to the Thai-based Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN).
Date: 18 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Proclamation declaring 20 September 2017 as a Special (Non-Working) day in the Municipality of Dingras

Proclamation No. 301
Date: 04 September 2017; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 301; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 08 September 2017 as a Special (Non-Working) day in the Municipality of Loon

Proclamation No. 302
Date: 05 September 2017; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 302; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 12 September 2017 as a Special (Non-Working) day in the Municipality of Siquijor

Proclamation No. 303
Date: 05 September 2017; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 303; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 15 September 2017 as a Special (Non-Working) day in the Municipality of Bontoc

Proclamation No. 304
Date: 05 September 2017; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 304; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 18 September 2017 as a Special (Non-Working) day in the City of Tacurong

Proclamation No. 305
Date: 05 September 2017; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 305; Source: Official Gazette

Senate tackles Bill promoting Flexible Work Arrangements

The Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development chaired by Senator Joel Villanueva tackled on Wednesday a proposed measure which seeks to amend the 40-year-old Labor Code.
Date: 13 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Employer fined for not paying Salaries to her Foreign Domestic Worker

On 12 September 2017, a Singaporean woman, Li Jun (“Li”) was convicted in the State Courts for failing to pay salaries to her foreign domestic worker. She was fined $15,000 in default six weeks’ imprisonment.
Date: 13 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Manpower

Body to oversee Pacts to protect OFWs

A team tasked to pursue bilateral cooperation agreements between the Philippines and host countries was formed recently to strengthen the promotion of the welfare of overseas Filipino workers, the labor department reported yesterday.
Date: 09 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

High Heels in Workplaces now regulated

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is now disallowing the mandatory use of high-heeled shoes among women in workplaces.
Date: 09 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

Minimum Wage likely to increase Next Year

BANGKOK, 12 September 2017 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor has revealed that the minimum daily wage could slightly increase next year as the Thai economy shows signs of improvement.
Date: 12 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Savannakhet registers Foreign Workers

Foreign workers in Savannakhet province will face penalties if they do not register at centres set up in each district, under the Law on Labour.

Authorities spotlight Protection of Migrant Workers Laos, Korea cooperate on Labour Minimum Wage Increase the Key for survival of Lao Workers more

Sit-in Protesters sued under Section 505(b)

Five laymen and eight monks, who led a sit-in protest camp in Mandalay, have been charged under Section 505 of the Penal Code for conducing public mischief, Mandalay Region authorities said.

Workers seek Minimum Wage Hike amid delay in Government Review Thai Employers force Illegal Workers to pay Brokers for IDs Govt to punish Agencies sending Workers abroad Illegally more

Thai Court orders Poultry Farm to pay Myanmar Workers

Thailand's Supreme Court again approved payment of 1.7 million baht in compensation by Thammakaset Thai poultry farm on September 14, according to the Thai-based Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN).

Minimum Wage likely to increase Next Year MOL hears Public opinion on Foreign Workers Administration Royal Decree New Labor Protection Act effective from 1 September more

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Work in all Courts Nationwide suspended Thursday: SC

MANILA - The Supreme Court (SC) announced the suspension of work in all courts nationwide on Thursday, September 21, in connection with President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of the said date as National Day of Protest.

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Budget 2018: 13,837 Ideas, Proposals from the Public received

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today that 13,837 ideas and proposals were received through the Budget 2018 'crowdsourcing' campaign carried out for 15 days from Sept 4 to 18.

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Malaysia-Thailand to ink MoU on Security Cooperation

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (Bernama) - There will be closer security cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand with the establishment of a Joint Committee on Security Cooperation, according to a cabinet resolution document released by the Thai government.

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MAS sets up International Advisory Panel for Cyber Security

Singapore, 20 September 2017 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today that it has established a Cyber Security Advisory Panel (CSAP), comprising cyber security thought leaders from around the world.

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SC asked to order Refund of Excess SMS Fee to Subscribers

MANILA - The Bayan Muna partylist filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to compel the country's major telecommunication companies to give a refund to their subscribers for overpriced text message rates amounting to more than PHP17.7 billion.

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Policymakers urged to study Proposed Shift to Federal System

MANILA - State think-tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) on Tuesday urged policymakers to undertake a comprehensive study of the proposed shift to a federal form of government which could address uneven developments in provinces and regions.

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BSP to continue Payment, Settlement Operations on September 21

MANILA - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP ) will continue its payments and settlement operations on Thursday despite Malacanang's suspension of works in government offices and schools nationwide for that day.

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Indonesia, Croatia agree to strengthen Economic Cooperation

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Croatia have agreed to enhance economic cooperation, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry said in a press statement released on Tuesday.

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Indonesia, Namibia agree to enhance Bilateral Trade Cooperation

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesias Foreign Affairs Minister Retno L. P. Marsudi has held a bilateral meeting with her Namibian counterpart Netumbo Nandi-Ndiatwah, and the two ministers agreed to intensify cooperation to boost bilateral trade.

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High Taxes, Competition choke Cheroot-Makers

Myanmar's traditional mini cigar, the cheroot, is near extinction as manufacturers struggle with high taxes, high production costs and stiff competition from imported and local cigarettes.

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EPF to boost Investments in Shariah-Compliant Private Equity Funds

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is prepared to increase its investments in shariah-compliant private equity (PE) funds, said its Investment Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Mohamad Nasir Ab Latif.

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BNM seeks More Focused Delivery of Mandates under Malaysian Development Financial Institutions

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is planning to work with the leadership of local financial institutions and other stakeholders in government to address a more focused delivery of mandates under the Malaysian Development Financial Institutions.

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