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Category: Employment

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Retrenchment

Introduction Retrenchment refers to the termination of an employee’s employment due to redundancy, restructuring or for cost saving reasons, as opposed to termination for poor…

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Restraint of Trade Clauses in Employment Contracts

When drafting an employment contract, employers often include a restraint of trade clause in order to restrict what an ex-employee may do post-employment. As defined…

Expatriates (Expats) in Singapore

Singapore has been declared the best country for expatriates based on a survey conducted by HSBC among expats worldwide. We shall not discuss the reasons…

Rules for the Ruler: An Employer’s Duty of Care in Singapore

It is often acknowledged that employers, as managers of their employee’s livelihoods, should be held to a standard of care. As a result of their…

Entitlement to Overtime Pay

It is no secret that Singaporeans work long, gruelling hours compared to workers of other countries in the world. As you are pulling those long…

Hiring And Firing – What You Need To Know About Employment Contracts

What Is An Employment Contract? An employment contract is an agreement between the two parties which govern their relationship and is enforceable by law. A…

Recent Amendments To the Employment Act in Singapore

The Employment Act is Singapore’s main labour law. Following its last review in 2012, recent amendments have been introduced to ensure that labour laws stay…