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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
    21 July 2020
    Singapore: Brands Revamped – The Migration to the Virtual World
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/brands-revamped-the-migration-to-the-virtual-world

    Out of sight, out of mind – the fear of being forgotten in the midst of intermittent lockdowns has become very real, especially for "brick-and-mortar" brands which were hitherto unknown in the online space.

  3. Legal news
    31 August 2020
    Singapore: What happens in a retrenchment?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/what-happens-in-a-retrenchment

    This article discusses some of the viewpoints set out in the FAQ published in the Straits Times on 23 August 2020 on the subject "What happens if you are retrenched?" The FAQ has generated much interest among Singapore ...

  4. Legal news
    06 April 2020
    Stronger Tomorrow: A Comprehensive Legal and Regulatory Guide on Navigating COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/stronger-tomorrow-a-comprehensive-legal-and-regulatory-guide-on-navigating-covid-19

    The rapid escalation of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) has sent ripple effects across global economies and businesses. In a bid to control infections, Governments have imposed heavy restrictions on movement and ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Legal news
    26 May 2020
    Singapore: COVID-19 - Legally and Ethically Advertising Products During the Pandemic for Companies and Influencers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/legally-and-ethically-advertising-products-during-the-pandemic-for-companies-and-influencers

    The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a significant rise in the demand for personal protective equipment like masks, and other medical products like hand sanitisers and disinfectant wipes.

  7. Legal news
    14 April 2020
    COVID-19: Hotels & Leisure sector in Singapore secure temporary suspension of contractual obligations and rental relief under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act of 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/covid-19--hotels-and-leisure-sector-in-singapore-secure-temporary-suspension

    Tourism and leisure is a vital sector of Singapore's economy. Based on the latest Q3 2019 figures, the most recent before the outbreak of COVID-19, Tourism Receipts for that quarter alone stood at S$7.4 billion and ...

  8. Legal news
    09 April 2020
    COVID-19: Singapore has ordered the closure of all "non-essential" business premises, how can MNCs in Singapore maintain operations?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/covid-19-singapore-has-ordered-the-closure-of-all-non-essential-business-premises

    On 3 April 2020, the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Singapore (“MTI”) announced an unprecedented order requiring all non-essential business premises to close effective 7 April 2020.

  9. Legal news
    08 April 2020
    Singapore: courts and law firms subject to circuit-breaker measures with limited exceptions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/singapore-courts-and-law-firms-subject-to-circuit-breaker-measures-with

    In an effort to curb the escalation of locally-transmitted COVID-19 infections, the Singapore government announced "circuit-breaker" measures on 3 April 2020. From 7 April 2020 to 4 May 2020 (both dates inclusive) (the ...