Tag Archive for: labour laws

Labour law changes from time-to-time, it’s imperative for Human Resources professionals to keep tab of the changes to manage their employees locally and overseas, so that any changes can be incorporated on-time and swiftly without incurring any issues with local authorities.

Below is the list of legislatives in Asia Pacific governing employment rules such as work hours, minimum wage, employee obligations, disputes and relevant links.

AustraliaThe Fair Work Act 2009 sets out the basic rights of employees in Australia. The National Employment Standards (NES), contained in the Fair Work Act 2009 set out the 10 minimum employees' entitlements.

Government Department: Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
Fair Work Commissionhttps://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021C00421
ChinaLabour Contract Law 2013 governs all employment terms for locals and foreigners.

Government Department: The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People's Republic of China
Local legislation at provincial or municipal level

Labour Dispute Arbitration Committee
Hong KongThe Employment Ordinance (Cap. 57) states the minimum rights for employees.

Government Department: Labour Department
Labour Relations Division officeshttps://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap57
IndiaThe Web Portal 'Shram Suvidha' is a single platform for all labour compliances.

Government Department: The Ministry of Labour & Employment
The Organization of the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) acts as the primary conciliatory agency in the Central Government for industrial disputes.

The Regional Labour Commissioners (Central) and Assistant Labour Commissioners (Central) who on behalf of the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) act as Conciliatory
IndonesiaManpower Law No 13 of 2003 provides the basis for employment law

Government Department: Ministry of Manpower
Ministry of Manpower mediator

If the recommendation of the mediator is rejected, then the matter must be brought to the Labour Court.
JapanThe Labor Standards Act (roudou-kijunhou) governs the working conditions in Japan.

Government Department: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Labor Tribunalhttps://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/
South KoreaThe Labour Standards Act establish the standards for terms and conditions of employment in conformity with the Constitution in Korea

Government Department: Ministry of Employment and Labour
Regional Labour Relations Commissionhttps://www.moel.go.kr/english/policy/laborStandards.do#:~:text=The%20Labor%20Standards%20Act%20in,and%20improving%20workers'%20basic%20livelihoods.
MalaysiaThe Employment Act 1955 stipulates employees rights.

Government Department: Department of Labour under the Ministry of Human Resources
Department of Labour

The Industrial Court is the court that hears all employment matters
PhilippinesLabor Code of the Philippines is the legal code governing employment practices and labor relations in the Philippines.

Government Department: Bureau of Labor Relations under the Department of Labor and Employment
The National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC)https://blr.dole.gov.ph/2014/12/11/labor-code-of-the-philippines/
SingaporeThe Employment Act (Cap. 91) provide for the basic terms and working conditions for all types of employees.

Government Department: Ministry of Manpower
Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management (TADM)https://www.mom.gov.sg/legislation/employment-practices
TaiwanThe Labor Standards Act provide minimum standards for working conditions.

Government Department: Ministry of Labor
Ministry of Labor - Labor Procedure Act (LPA)https://law.moj.gov.tw/ENG/LawClass/LawAll.aspx?pcode=N0030001
ThailandLabour Protection Act of 1998

Government Department: The Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, under the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare
Labour Inspection Officehttps://www.labour.go.th/index.php/en/more
VietnamThe 2019 Labor Code regulates employment relationships.

Government Department: Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs.
Labor arbitration committeehttp://boluatlaodong2019.molisa.gov.vn/lang_en/topic/viet_nam_labour_code/index