Understanding Singapore Employment Act for HR Professionals

(by Rajah & Tann and PayrollServe Academy)


Overview

Programme Outline

1. The employment framework under the Employment Act

  • Coverage of Employment Act
  • Summary of core provisions
  • Statutory protection against wrongful dismissal + guidelines against wrongful dismissal
  • Key employment terms

 

2. Additional essential clauses that employers should consider including in their employment documents i.e. employment contract and handbooks:

  • Non-compete
  • Non-solicitation
  • Confidentiality
  • Issues arising from “bond” / punitive clauses
  • Grievance / investigative / disciplinary procedures

 

3. Legal considerations in terminating the employment relationship

  • Termination with notice
  • Termination for cause
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Ensuring proper handover of duties for employees on notice
  • Considerations in placing employees on garden leave / requiring employees to extend their notice period

 

4. Introduction to the court / TADM / ECT system in Singapore for resolving employment disputes

  • The jurisdiction of the Court:
    • Magistrate’s Court;
    • District Court;
    • High Court;
    • Court of Appeal
      • TADM / ECT What claims can be filed;
      • Jurisdiction and powers of TADM / ECT;
      • The process for claims brought under TADM / ECT

 

5. Employment Act updates

  • Non-workman coverage
  • Workman coverage
  • Managers & Executives coverage
  • CORE provisions
  • Medical Certificate acceptance update

 

6. Ministry of Manpower formulas and their applications

  • Basic rate of Pay
  • Gross rate of pay
  • Monthly wage
  • Leave proration
  • Overtime calculation

 

7. Other compensation considerations

  • Central Provident Fund contributions
  • Ordinary Wage
  • Additional Wage
  • Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) reporting
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Best Practices

 

Methodology

  • Interactive presentations
  • Didactic questioning
  • Discussions
  • Case studies

Date

29 Oct 2019

Course Duration

1 Full Day; 9am – 6pm

Who Must Attend

HR Practitioners & Business professionals

Fees Per Pax
(Excluding GST)

S$600
Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

CPE Hours

Applicable

Venue

8 Wilkie Road, #03-08, Wilkie Edge, Singapore 228095

 

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