Cambodia: Labor Law Amendment on ‘Seniority Payment’

On July 11, 2018, Cambodia passed an amendment to the Labor Law that eliminates “indemnity for dismissal”—a local legal concept equivalent to a severance payment—for undetermined duration contracts (i.e., employment contracts without a fixed expiration date, or UDCs), and replaces it with an ongoing requirement for employers to pay employees a new “seniority payment.” These […]

International HR: A Multi-flavored Buffet of Staffing Strategies

The increasing number and flavors of multinational employers in the world today has resulted in a hunger for relevant and accurate data on how to manage this unique set of global employees. How does one structure a company’s management and culture? Should the headquarters’ norms prevail or should leadership err on the side of decentralization […]

Saudi Arabia: Focus on Occupational Health and Safety

Saudi Arabia, together with the other members of The Gulf Cooperation Council, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and Qatar, are shifting their focus on the importance of occupational health and safety. Recently, the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Labor and Social Development announced a new guideline that will ensure the occupational health and safety of workers. In […]

Malaysian Government to Standardize Minimum Wage at RM 1,050

As of January 2019, the minimum monthly wage in Malaysia will be RM 1,050 per month or RM 5.05 per hour. In a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s office, the set increase in the minimum wage comes as a result of the country’s economic situation and the figure that was decided upon was proposed […]

Vietnam: Foreign Employees Required to Participate In Compulsory Social Insurance

The Vietnamese government issued a ruling on October 15th, 2018 that highlights a new regulation on compulsory social insurance applicable to all foreign employees, decree No. 143.  Initially, the 2014 Social Insurance Law indicated that international workers only be permitted (not required) to participate in Vietnam’s Social Insurance as of 1st January 2018. The vagueness […]