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House okays prohibiting Discriminatory Acts vs Women Employees

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a measure prohibiting acts of discrimination against women in the workplace.

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Government open to Bill pushing 14th Month Pay for Workers: DOLE

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The government is open to the proposal seeking to grant 14th month pay to workers.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Kesatuan Eksekutif Airod Sdn Bhd v Airod Sdn Bhd

Date: 09 August 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1888 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Suberan Chandran v Xerox Business Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Date: 09 August 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1883 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Wasudevan A/L Shridathan v The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad

Date: 08 August 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1872 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Minimum Wages to be implemented gradually- PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The implementation of the RM1,500 minimum wage will be carried out gradually to allow a recovery in the country’s economy, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Socso urges More Employers to pay Contributions Online

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has urged more employers to use the online Automated Socso Integrated System (Assist) portal for the payment of monthly contributions.
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

New Policy on Recruitment of Foreign Workers to be announced Tuesday

IPOH, Aug 11 (Bernama) - The government will announce the new policy on recruitment of foreign workers next Tuesday, Minister of Human Resource M. Kula Segaran said.
Date: 11 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

POEA reassumes Licensing of Recruitment Agencies

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will once again take the responsibility of approving and renewing licenses and authorities of agencies engaged in overseas recruitment.
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Labor and Employment

Employer fined $34,000 for failing to ensure Safety of Two Foreign Domestic Workers

On 8 August 2018, a 46-year-old employer, Willow Phua Brest (“the accused”) was fined $34,000 for failing to provide a safe working environment for her two Foreign Domestic Workers (“FDWs”). In addition, she was fined $12,000 for illegally employing them as a scaffolder and a maintenance worker respectively without valid wor ...
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Manpower

135 Employers in Sarawak not complying with Minimum Wages Order

KUCHING, Aug 8 (Bernama) - Of the 4,378 inspections carried out between January and July this year, the Sarawak Labour Department found 135 employers not complying with the Minimum Wages Order.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dress Code for Female Employees in Final Stage of Discussion

SITIAWAN, Aug 8 (Bernama) - The introduction of a dress code for female employees is in the final stage of discussion, said Department of Labour Peninsular Malaysia director-general Datuk Mohd Jeffrey Joakim.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Tan Fui Sim v Nylex (Malaysia) Berhad

Date: 31 July 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1794 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Chan Poh Wah v Air Conditioning Systems Design Sdn Bhd and 3 Others

Date: 03 August 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1831 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

CA blocks DOLE Order to regularize over 7K PLDT Workers

MANILA, Aug 6 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) stopped the order of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) directing the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) to regularize 7,344 workers it hired from third party contractors.
Date: 06 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Badan Kepegawaian Negara RI DK v Abubakar DKK

Date: 14 May 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 220 K/TUN/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

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Businesses urged to comply with May 1 Minimum Wage Increase

All businesses and factories in Laos are required to increase the minimum wage from the present 900,000 kip to 1.1 million kip a month as of May 1 in a bid to improve workers’ standard of living.

Government approves Minimum Wage Increase Government vows to bolster Workers’ Rights Minimum Wage Hike still Problematic more

Garment Workers fired for not signing Employment Contract

Ninety-seven garment workers in Mandalay Region were sacked by their employers for refusing to sign a government contract, which they deemed as disadvantageous to the employees, a union leader said Sunday.

Labour Law may add Prison Term for Employer Violations Workers call for Passage of New Occupational Safety Law House okays Higher Pension for Veterans more

House okays prohibiting Discriminatory Acts vs Women Employees

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a measure prohibiting acts of discrimination against women in the workplace.

Government open to Bill pushing 14th Month Pay for Workers: DOLE POEA reassumes Licensing of Recruitment Agencies CA blocks DOLE Order to regularize over 7K PLDT Workers more

New Worker's Compensation Act adds Privileges and Coverage

BANGKOK, July 20 (NNT) - The new Workmen’s Compensation Act passed by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has extended protection to over 10 million workers and added benefits for both employers and employees.& ...

DLPW steps up Enhancement in Labor Relations Services Labor Protection and Welfare Department to extend Maternity Leave by Eight days Civil Servants urge NLA to amend Draft Pension-Related Laws more

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CJ Bets face JBC Grilling Over Income, Properties in SALN

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - The contents of the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth were among the issues raised by members of the Judicial Council (JBC) in Thursday's public interview for aspirants vying for the Chief Justice post.

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Reyes, Tejano-Ang Wrap up JBC Interview for CJ Post

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Supreme Court Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr., and Judge Virginia Tejano-Ang of the Regional Trial Court Branch 1 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte were the last two aspirants for Chief Justice who went under questioning by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday.

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De Castro to revive Key Reform Projects once picked as CJ

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Despite her imminent retirement from the judiciary in less than two months, Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro on Thursday said she will be able to introduce reforms in the Supreme Court (SC) once named Chief Justice.

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Bersamin: No Pressure Felt from Gov't in Rulings on Cases

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday said he has never felt any pressure from other government branches in rendering decisions on various cases.

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Court of Appeal Judge reprimanded by His Superior over Dissenting Judgment

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) – A Court of Appeal Judge has today disclosed that he had been reprimanded by a top judge for writing a dissenting judgment in unilateral conversion of M.Indira Gandhi case two years ago.

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Judicial Activism has Led to Renaissance in Administrative Law, says Academician

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) – There is more judicial activism now which has led to a renaissance in administrative law, according to an academician.

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Cabinet acknowledges Progress in Thailand-Myanmar Cooperation in fighting Drug Trade

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The Cabinet has acknowledged progress made in Thailand’s cooperation with Myanmar in tackling drug problems in the border area.

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NLA whip to decide on proposed Amendment of EC Act - VP Surachai

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly whip will be the person responsible for the ultimate decision to proceed with a proposed amendment of the Election Commission Act, says the legislature’s Vice President Surachai Liengboonlertchai.

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CA confirms Poll Exec, Foreign Service, Military Officers' Appointment

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Marlon Casquejo and several foreign service and military officers hurdled the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday.

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House installs Yap, Pichay as New Deputy Speakers

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday elected two new deputy speakers following the ascension of Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the speakership.

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Five CJ bets to face JBC Interview Thursday

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The five candidates for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) will walk into the line of fire with their Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) interview set on Thursday.

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IRD to build ICT System enabling Tax Payments

Taxpayers may soon be able to pay their dues to the government via mobile banking, said U Min Htut, director general of the Internal Revenue Department (IRD).

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Law Enforcement remains weak: Deputy Minister

Laos has enacted over 100 laws since national liberation in 1975, but law enforcement remains weak, a senior official has admitted.

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Exercise of Freedom must be in accordance to Federal Constitution - Eddin Syazlee

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The exercise of individual’s right to freedom, be it freedom of religion or speech, must be done in accordance to the provisions in the Federal Constitution, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.

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International Malaysia Law Conference 2018

The 4-day International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”) 2018, the flagship biennial event of the Malaysian Bar themed “Raising the Bar: Innovate. Integrate. Emulate.” is underway.

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IMLC 2018: Change of Government an impetus for strengthening the Rule of Law, says Sultan Nazrin Shah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The recent change of government in Malaysia has given a fresh impetus to strengthen the rule of law in the country, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today.

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1Mine urges Government to postpone SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to postpone implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) come Sept 1 until a directive on the newly passed tax law is clearly outlined.

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Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.

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