From 1 May 2020, the EP minimum qualifying salary will be raised from $3,600 to $3,900. For EP renewals, this increased threshold will apply from 1 May 2021.
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has also in recent months taken stern action against 23 employers whose hiring practices fell foul of the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF). These employers will be barred from hiring new foreign workers or renewing the EPs of existing employees for at least 12 months and up to 24 months.
In this article, we will examine the potential pitfalls businesses should be mindful of in view of the tougher immigration policies and enforcement measures in Singapore.