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Singapore: Focus on fixed-term employees

Singapore - August 30 2017 On 31 July 2017 the Tripartite Alliance issued the Tripartite Standard on Employment of Term Contract Employees (First Standard), (Tripartite…

Fatim Jumabhoy, Tess Lumsdaine

Myanmar: New investment law

Myanmar - June 29 2017 The Myanmar legislature enacted the Myanmar Investment Law (the "MIL") late last year. The MIL repealed the 2012 Foreign Investment Law (the "FIL")…

Dheer Bhatnagar, Fatim Jumabhoy, Tess Lumsdaine

Singapore: Illegal workers - High Court holds employer liable for injuries to illegal worker

Singapore - June 29 2017 In Md Shohel Md Khobir Uddin v Chen Yongbiao and another [2017] SGHC 109, the Singapore High Court (SGHC) awarded an individual working illegally 80%…

Fatim Jumabhoy, Tess Lumsdaine, Zoe Wilson

Asia: the role of unions

Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand - April 28 2017 Unions are becoming increasingly prevalent across Asia. As the second of a two-part series on this topic, we consider the extent of union…

Florence Cheung, Fatim Jumabhoy, Lauren Lee, Tess Lumsdaine, Ardyan Winanshah Pulungan, Emi Rowse, Chotika Voravongsakul

Compliance check: maternity benefits in India

India - April 28 2017 The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017, which introduces key changes to the maternity benefits set out under the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961…

Fatim Jumabhoy, Tess Lumsdaine