Published Measures summary

Cambodia: Additional Support for Workers and to Revive Economy

Submitted by siha on Thu, 08/06/2020 - 12:22

Asean Briefing (05.08.2020) Under the fifth stimulus package, the government has extended its financial support for private sector employees, in particular, those in the garment, textiles, and footwear industries. Introduced under the previous stimulus package, companies who want to suspend employment contracts must first submit an application to the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (MLVT). The suspended employees are then eligible to receive monthly subsidies. This program has now been extended through the latest economic package until September 2020.

Regions / Country
cambodia
Topics
Unemployment
Extension of coverage
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

Cambodia: Govt. takes measures to cover 20% of minimum wages for workers/employees in the tourism sector as Covid-19 causes financial losses

Submitted by siha on Thu, 08/06/2020 - 12:10

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (03.04.2020) The government announced ... a measure to assist minimum wage workers employed in the tourism sector amid COVID-19 fears. It said in a statement the government will pay 20 percent of the workers’ minimum wages as the tourism sector deals with loss of income. The statement said the financial measure will apply to those who are suspended from their jobs at hotels, guesthouses, restaurants and travel agencies.

Regions / Country
cambodia
Global challenges
Topics
Unemployment
Cash transfers
Document Type

Bolivia: Decreto Supremo 4298: Incentivos tributarios para la reactivación económica y el empleo - Noticias

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 08/06/2020 - 11:55

boliviaemprende.com (28.07.2020) El Decreto Supremo 4298 del 24 de julio del 2020, crea incentivos tributarios para la reactivación económica y crea también un régimen tributario promocionar la creación de nuevas empresas. Además, fomentar el consumo y producción de bienes hechos en Bolivia. Consolida el pago del IVA, IUE e IT en un monotributo de 5% sobre las ventas brutas. Se puede acumular crédito fiscal para su posterior uso del Régimen General. Las compras de productos hechos en Bolivia, permitirá el descargo de RC- IVA con un 20% adicional de Crédito Fiscal.

Regions / Country
bolivia
Global challenges
Topics
Compliance and Contribution Collection
Document Type

Bolivia: Pruebas de laboratorio necesarias para darse de baja por COVID-19

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 08/06/2020 - 11:32

periodicobolivia.com.bo (28.07.2020) El decreto supremo Nr. 4295 establece un procedimiento excepcional para realizar los trámites de baja laborales, en primera instancia se aceptarán las pruebas de PCR y las pruebas rápidas, pero estas deben ser de instituciones o laboratorios autorizados por el Servicio Departamental de Salud (Sedes) de los diferentes departamentos. Los resultados se comparten con la unidad de recursos humanos del lugar de trabajo y la baja se dará por 14 días.

Regions / Country
bolivia
Global challenges
Topics
Health
Cash sickness benefits

Tags

Document Type

Australia: Temporarily reducing superannuation minimum drawdown rates

Submitted by siha on Thu, 08/06/2020 - 11:23

Australian Taxation Office (29.07.2020) The government is temporarily reducing superannuation minimum drawdown requirements for account-based pensions and similar products by 50% for 2019–20 and 2020–21. This measure will benefit retirees holding these products by reducing the need to sell investment assets to fund minimum drawdown requirements.

Regions / Country
australia
Topics
Old age Pensions
Covid-19
Financial crisis
Document Type

Bolivia: Pago anticipado de aguinaldo de la Renta Digniddad

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 08/06/2020 - 10:55

boliviasegura.gob.bo (31.07.2020) El Decreto Supremo 4303 autoriza, de manera excepcional, el pago anticipado del Aguinaldo de la Renta Dignidad, por la Gestión 2020 a los Beneficiarios de la Renta Universal de Vejez (Renta Dignidad). El aguinaldo normalmente se paga en diciembre, y ahora se adelanta a agosto.

Regions / Country
bolivia
Global challenges
Topics
Old age Pensions
Cash transfers

Bolivia: Extension of national quarantine until August 31st

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 08/05/2020 - 18:05

boliviasegura.gob.bo (26.06.2020) El decreto 4302 amplía el plazo de la cuarentena nacional, condicionada y dinámica dispuesto por el Parágrafo I del Artículo 2 del Decreto Supremo N° 4276, de 26 de junio de 2020, hasta el 31 de agosto de 2020.

Regions / Country
bolivia
Global challenges
Topics
Health

Tags

Document Type

Vietnam: International health insurance required for experts entering Vietnam from August 5, 2020

Submitted by siha on Mon, 08/03/2020 - 17:51

Viet Nam Social Security (28.07.2020) The National Steering Committee for COVID-19 prevention and control has just issued Official Letter 3949/CV-BCD on strengthening the assurance of COVID-19 epidemic prevention for experts entering Vietnam. Accordingly, the units that invite experts for business ensure that they participate in international health insurance or agencies or organizations must make a commitment to pay their treatment expenses in case of the experts being infected with COVID-19.

Regions / Country
vietnam
Topics
Health Insurance
Covid-19
Document Type

Australia: Waiting periods continue to be waived

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 15:54

Services Australia (28.07.2020) We’ll continue to waive some waiting periods for new claims until 31 December 2020. This includes the: Ordinary Waiting Period, Newly Arrived Resident’s Waiting Period, Seasonal Work Preclusion Period.

Regions / Country
australia
Topics
Extension of coverage
Service quality
Document Type

Australia: Gradual return of mutual obligation requirements

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 15:49

Department of Education, Skills and Employment (28.07.2020) Mutual obligation requirements will continue to be gradually introduced. From 4 August 2020, job seekers must be willing to accept any offer of suitable paid work and penalties will now apply if a job seeker refuses a job without a reasonable excuse.

Regions / Country
australia
Topics
Unemployment
Covid-19
Document Type