Legal Update

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Asia Pacific Legal Update Q1 2019

  • In this report, we round up the legal developments affecting the workforce solutions ecosystem across the Asia Pacific region in Q1 2019:
  • Australia: New whistleblowing law from July 2019; Modern Slavery Act draft guidance published for consultation.
  • China: Reduction in social insurance payments for employers; Clarification on gender discrimination.
  • India: Special allowances constitute basic wages for Provident Fund contributions
  • New Zealand: New privacy law to strengthen protections; Employment law changes enhance employment rights. 
  • Philippines: Female workers entitled to 105-day paid maternity leave.

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