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  1. Legal news
    02 April 2020
    A cure for COVID-19? – Don’t make the claim unless it is true.

    Preferred summary The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has led to a scramble for pharmaceutical and medical devices which can prevent or treat COVID-19 infections. Currently there is no vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 ...

  2. Legal news
    31 March 2020
    COVID-19 Employment Update: Prevention of Loss of Jobs - Government Wage Grants for Singapore Employers and other Relief

    Singapore announced a supplementary budget to help businesses cope with the impact of COVID-19. Such measures also include, sector specific support for businesses in Aviation, Tourism, Land Transport, Maritime and Arts ...

  3. Legal news
    25 March 2020
    COVID-19 Employment Update: Heightened Workplace Safety Requirements in Singapore

    W.e.f. from 20 March 2020, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) requires companies to put in place safe distancing measures to reduce physical interactions amongst employees.

  4. Legal news
    21 May 2020
    Singapore: Updates on retrenchment benefits during COVID-19

    Further to our article first published on 14 May 2020, here is an update on the current situation in view of COVID-19, the Ministry of Manpower ("MOM") has issued an Advisory on retrenchment benefits payable to ...

  5. Legal news
    14 May 2020
    Updates to the Tripartite advisory on managing excess manpower and responsible retrenchment and further guidelines on COVID-19

    1. Tripartite advisory on managing excess manpower and responsible retrenchment 2. National Wages Council 2020/2021 Guidelines (W.e.f 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2021) 3. Mandatory Notifications on Cost-Saving ...

  6. Legal news
    06 April 2020
    Suspension of Majority of Workplace Activities until 4 May 2020 in Singapore– Implementing your Business's Work-from-Home Policy

    On 3 April 2020, the Singapore government announced the strictest measures to-date to limit the spread of COVID-19. Among these measures are the mandatory suspension of all businesses, with the exception of "Essential ...

  7. Legal news
    18 March 2020
    COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in Singapore

    The outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has now been confirmed as a worldwide pandemic. The World Health Organization has declared that this is a public health emergency of international concern. As at time of ...

  8. Legal news
    24 April 2020
    COVID-19: Extension of the Circuit Breaker in Singapore and what it means for Employers

    On 21 April 2020, the Multi-Ministry taskforce announced that fewer businesses will be allowed to operate during the Circuit Breaker which has been extended to 1 June 2020 (inclusive). Apart from the suspension of ...

  9. Legal news
    30 March 2020
    Frontline China Employment Law Update March 2020

    To prevent and control the management risks brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak, most employers in China are facing the challenges of collecting information about health status and recent travel schedules from ...

  10. Legal news
    19 February 2020
    COVID-19: Guidance for employers in China

    An update on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to employers and employee in China