This month the Asia e-bulletin looks at the work-style reform bill in Japan which keeps the spotlight on Japan’s long working hours culture. Read more about that here. Who is a managerial or executive level employee? That question in Singapore has often caused confusion. A recent case sheds light on the matter. Can the employment of a poor performing employee be terminated during the probationary period in China? The short answer is no; more detail here. Our Asia comparative article continues the discussion in relation to background checks; Part 2 is available here. Our compliance check this month focuses on foreign sourced income for citizens of the Philippines: is your company compliant? Finally, in case you missed our Financial Services Regulatory team’s update on the new MAS guidelines on rolling bad apples, you can read that update here.