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  1. Legal news
    30 April 2020
    COVID-19: Understanding the Job Support Scheme in Singapore
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/covid-19-understanding-the-job-support-scheme-in-singapore

    The Singapore government has introduced the Job Support Scheme (JSS), which provides all employers with wage subsidies to help cope with salary costs during the pandemic. The JSS generally involves 4 pay-out dates ...

  2. Legal news
    17 December 2020
    Singapore: A Year in Review – 2020: Thoughts from an Employment Lawyer
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/a-year-in-review-2020-thoughts-from-an-employment-lawyer

    We keep hearing people talk about how the pandemic has “disrupted” employment practices. While how we work and where we work has certainly changed and many things feel different in 2020, the truth is, the fundamentals ...

  3. Legal news
    03 September 2020
    Assessing the Impact of the Recent Increase in Minimum Qualifying Salaries for Foreign Employees on the Singapore Hiring Market
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/assessing-the-impact-of-the-recent-increase-in-minimum-qualifying-salaries-for-foreign-employees

    It was announced on 27 August 2020 that w.e.f. 1 September 2020, the minimum qualifying salary for new Employment Pass (EP) applications will be raised to S$4,500 (from the existing S$3,900), with a further increase to ...

  4. Legal news
    04 January 2019
    Amendments to the Singapore Employment Act – harmonisation of employment rules across all employee ranks
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/singapore/amendments-to-the-singapore-employment-act

    From 1 April 2019, the Employment Act (EA) will be expanded to cover all employees. The amendments will lead to a more regulated dismissal regime, enhanced statutory benefits and protections for all employees, and a ...

  5. Legal news
    04 October 2018
    Singapore Employment Act Changes
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/singapore/singapore-employment-act-changes

    Following announcements earlier this year that the Employment Act in Singapore will be expanded to cover all employees from April 2019, the Employment (Amendment) Bill, which sets out specific details of the upcoming ...