Singapore Employment Act Changes

By Susan de Silva, Seow Hui Goh, Chye Shu Yi, Jacqueline Tang


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 statutory changes, has just been released on 2 October 2018. The changes are likely to have an impact on the following employment practices: terminating employees' employment, handling disciplinary action, administering statutory employee benefits, making and keeping of HR records, making allowable salary deductions and automatically transferring employees pursuant to business reorganisation.

You can download a summary of the key upcoming changes set out in the Bill here.

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