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Amendments to OSH Act will see higher Penalties for Bosses

LANGKAWI, Apr 17 (Bernama) - The amendments to the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 will also involve higher penalties for employers who fail to ensure safety, health and welfare at the workplace.

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POEA bars Recruitment firm from deploying OFWs to Jeddah over Abuses

MANILA, Apr 10 (PNA) - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Wednesday temporarily barred a local recruitment agency from deploying Filipino workers to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia over reports of abuses of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the area.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

EPF adopts United Nations-Supported Investment Principles

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 8 (Bernama) - The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment. This formally underlined the pension fund's commitment towards responsible investing as well as environment, social and governance (ESG), said chief executive officer Tunku Alizakri Alias. Signa ...
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Abdul Rahim Bin Mohamed v Yayasan Selangor

Date: 05 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1143 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Ahmad Khusairy Bin Mohd Taib v Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad

Date: 04 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1141 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Chuah Bee Lay v Carsem (M) Sdn Bhd

Date: 04 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1135 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Employment Claims (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 15 April 2019.
Date: 05 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 298; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Employment (Administrative Penalties) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 202; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Employment (Retrenchment Reporting) Notification 2019

This Notification comes into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 200; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Arab Malaysian Merchant Bank Bhd and Another v Tan Giap How and Another Appeal

Date: 13 March 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Appeal Nos. W-02(A)-1498-08/2016 & W-02(A)-1541-08/2016; Source: Federal Court Registry

Ruby C Del Rosario v CW Marketing & Development Corporation and Another

Date: 20 February 2019; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 211105; Source: Supreme Court

German Marine Agencies Inc Et Al v Teodolah R Caro

Date: 13 February 2019; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 200774; Source: Supreme Court

Slord Development Corporation v Benerando M Noya

Date: 04 February 2019; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 232687; Source: Supreme Court

Kesatuan Eksekutif Airod Sdn Bhd v Airod Sdn Bhd

Date: 21 March 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1013 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Kesatuan Kebangsaan Pekerja-Pekerja Syarikat-Syarikat Pembuat Keluaran Getah v Rubberex (M) Sdn Berhad

Date: 21 March 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1011 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Pension closer as Government creates Draft Law on Social Security Funds

Pensions for those in the private sector moved closer after the National Assembly and ministries of Economy and Finance, and Labour and Vocational Training created a draft law on social security funds.

Factories begin New Wage Plan Two Officers demoted for Misconduct more

Labour Ministry, Partners weigh up Rural Employment boosting Efforts

Representatives from development partners, line departments of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and the provinces met on Thursday in Vientiane to review efforts on increasing employment opportunities in rural ar ...

New Decree orders Safe, Healthy Workplaces Attapeu penalises, fires Officials over Misconduct Authorities urged to expedite Registration of Foreign Workers more

Amendments to OSH Act will see higher Penalties for Bosses

LANGKAWI, Apr 17 (Bernama) - The amendments to the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 will also involve higher penalties for employers who fail to ensure safety, health and welfare at the workplace.

EPF adopts United Nations-Supported Investment Principles Abdul Rahim Bin Mohamed v Yayasan Selangor Ahmad Khusairy Bin Mohd Taib v Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad more

New Labour Law paves way for Worker Safety Standards

Myanmar’s parliament has enacted the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Law to promote safe and secure working environments for labourers and workers.

Cabinet OKs sending Caregivers to Japan Bill Committee rejects Prison Time for Employers who break Labour Law ILO clarifies on Disability Hiring, Minimum Wage and Holidays more

POEA bars Recruitment firm from deploying OFWs to Jeddah over Abuses

MANILA, Apr 10 (PNA) - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Wednesday temporarily barred a local recruitment agency from deploying Filipino workers to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia over reports of abuses of ...

Ruby C Del Rosario v CW Marketing & Development Corporation and Another German Marine Agencies Inc Et Al v Teodolah R Caro Slord Development Corporation v Benerando M Noya more

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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Fake News Bill: Law Society refutes Online Flak over Alleged Silence

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said that the organization will share their views over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act privately with policymakers, and has refuted online flak about its so-called "deafening silence".

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SC suspends Work in Courts for Holy Week

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced its modified work schedule for the Holy Week, starting with a half-day work on Wednesday.

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Fourth 'Justice Zone' opens in Pampanga

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - The fourth Justice Zone in the country has been formally opened in Angeles, Pampanga by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC).

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Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16

Jakarta, April 13 (ANTARA) - The Industry Ministry will organize the 2019 Indonesia Industrial Summit (IIS) themed "Implementation of Making Indonesia 4.0 Toward Top Ten Global Economies", in ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten Province, on April 15 and 16.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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SC launches New Public-Friendly Website

BAGUIO CITY, Apr 11 (PNA) - Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday launched the High Court's new and improved website, which includes a court locator directory for lower courts and an e-library of the tribunal's decisions and resolutions.

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Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.

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Proposed Amendment to Constitution not done in haste - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today brushed off claims that the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was done in haste, saying the MPs from Sabah and Sarawak were given ample time to deliberate the matter.

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Re-tabling of Amendment Bill depends on Needs - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs.

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Hearing of Najib's Appeal to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as Prosecutor Rescheduled to April 23

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has rescheduled to April 23 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to disqualify former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cases.

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