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Post-Employment Disciplinary Practices due to Misconduct

When employees are incompetent at work or engage in serious misconduct related to the performance of their duties, employers might need to take disciplinary actions toward the said employees before terminating them. Employers, however, are bound to abide by specific laws and court decisions that relate to the procedural and substantive requirements to conduct a […]

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July 3, 20202:32 pm
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Is Off the Clock Work Injury Also Employer’s Responsibility?

If an employee gets hurt on the job, the employer is responsible and required by law to pay for worker’s compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation also covers some, but not all, stress-related (psychological) work injury, including medical leave wages, medical expenses, and lump sum compensation for permanent incapacity or death. On the contrary, if an employee […]

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July 2, 20201:12 pm
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Pride Month: Only 1 in 10 Firms in Japan Address LGBT Issues

Pride Month is an annual celebration that takes place in June. It is time when LGBTQ communities hold parades, dance parties and a variety of pride event. While some companies like Disney and Nike have been openly showing supports towards the community, many workplaces are still struggling to create an inclusive that recognize their existence. […]

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June 26, 20205:33 pm
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Data Protection Law in India that HR Leaders Should Know

While data can be put to beneficial uses for individuals and companies, unregulated and arbitrary use of data, especially personal data, has raised concerns regarding the privacy and autonomy of an individual. This is also a subject matter of the landmark judgment of the Supreme Court, which recognises the right to privacy as a fundamental […]

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June 25, 20202:55 pm
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Return to Work Procedure after an Accident or Injury

Long leave due to workplace accident or injury might both disrupt company’s production and employee’s psychological wellbeing, such as whether or not they can still do their job or if their desk or space might be occupied by somebody else. These kinds of thoughts will build insecurities for injured employees, who take long-leave, to return […]

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June 23, 20204:50 pm
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Brief Review on Singapore PDPA

As of 1st September 2019, all private sector organisations in Singapore will be prohibited from collecting, using or disclosing all national identity cards, their copies and numbers, unless they are required to do so under law, or if it is necessary to verify individuals’ identities to a high degree of fidelity. Failure to comply with […]

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June 19, 20201:35 pm
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10 Documents Needed to Start HR Department from Scratch

The HR department has an in-depth position within organisations to ensure that businesses get the most out of their number one asset: employees. Hence, it is essential for business leaders to collaborate with or build their own HR department within their company.  Setting up an HR department, however, can be challenging tasks. Not only do […]

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June 16, 20204:26 pm
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How to Create an Employee Handbook that Employees Actually READ?

Employee handbook is a written outline of a company’s policies and employee’s rights. It lays out the legal obligations of the company to its employees and also gives them an overall look at the company culture and expectations. Trave Harmon, CEO at Triton Computer Corporation, told GenesisHR that a handbook is essential for defining the […]

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June 16, 20201:15 pm
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Guide to Returning Employees from Furlough

Since the start of COVID-19 crisis, many companies have been choosing from a menu of options to control labour costs, including layoff, furlough, or temporary work hours or wages, based on the business’ current or future needs. Layoffs are a means of permanently eliminating positions, while furloughs could be a better option if employers lack […]

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June 15, 20201:58 pm
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Payroll Continuity Plan during COVID-19 Crisis

As a response to the economic downturn posed by COVID-29 crisis, Singapore’s National Wages Council (NWC) has enacted new guidelines. As stated in the guidelines, pay cuts might be unavoidable as a cost-cutting measure for the business continuity plan. However, NWC urged employers to ensure management “leads by example” before implementing the cutting system.  The […]

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June 3, 20204:12 pm