Legal Updates for July 2020

RGC Updates Subsidies for Employees during the Employment Suspension

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has issued two notifications dated 14 July 2020 and 16 July 2020 updating the amount of the subsidy provided by the Royal Government of Cambodia for the garment and tourism sectors annexed to the notification via Wing (Cambodia) Limited Specialised Bank in Khmer Riel. The amount of subsidy varies with the suspension period.

2020 Khmer New Year Public Holiday to Take Place from 17 to 21 August 2020

In the line with Sub-Decree No. 101 dated 15 July 2020 issued by the Royal Government of Cambodia on the Approval of a Public Holiday from 17 to 21 August 2020 for Public Officials, Employees and Workers, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has issued Prakas No. 242/20 MLVT.Prk dated 16 July 2020 ("Prakas") on 17 to 21 August 2020 Public Holiday to Substitute the 2020 Khmer New Year Public Holidays.

Pursuant to the Prakas, all employees from any factory/enterprise are permitted to take paid leave from 17 to 21 August 2020 as replacement for the postponed Khmer New Year public holiday which was originally scheduled from 13 to 16 April 2020.

Regional Shipping Update: Philippine Shipping Law Developments in 2nd Quarter of 2020

This Second Quarter 2020 issue of the Regional Shipping Update of Rajah & Tann Asia’s Shipping & International Trade Practice provides a summary of the following key shipping law developments in the Philippines:

  • Supreme Court Issues Rules of Procedure for Admiralty Cases
  • Department of Transportation Creates the Shippers’ Protection Office
  • Heirs of Licuanan v. Singa Ship Management, Inc.: A Seafarer’s Heirs are Entitled to Death Benefits for Work-related Illness Even if Death Occurs After the Term of Contract