Wuhan Virus – Advisory on wearing masks

Use surgical masks instead of N95 masks.

MOM’s first nationwide study shows gap growing slightly between median wages of men and women

In its first-ever nationwide study on the gender wage gap, the MOM found that among full-time workers aged between 25 and 54, the gender wage gap rose from 16 per cent in 2002 to 16.3 per cent in 2018.

Unemployment rate inches up to 2.3%, even as total employment grows in Q3

The overall unemployment rate in Singapore inched up slightly in the third quarter of this year, even as total employment growth more than tripled from the previous quarter.

Unfair clauses in employment contracts: How can employees be better protected?

An employee who wanted to quit after less than three months on the job was told to pay the company a month's worth of salary as compensation. While this was a clause found in the employee’s contract, it was an “unreasonable” one.

Employment Standards Report

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management (TADM) recently released the inaugural Employment Standards Report. The report highlights the joint efforts to improve workplace practices and resolve employment disputes. To read the report, click here.

1-Day Employment Act Masterclass

The Employment Act has been amended substantially since 1st April 2014. More amendments are in place with effect from 1st April 2019. It will have significant impact on both employers and employees, especially those classified as Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs).

Key changes to the work injury compensation act (WICA)

The Work Injury Compensation Bill 2019 for Faster Claims, Fairer Compensation and Fewer Injuries was passed in Parliament today. The new Act will take effect on 1 September 2020 to allow employers and insurers time to adjust.

The Importance of Annual Leave

In 2018, more companies placed full-time employees on at least 15 days of annual leave. More employees also enjoyed annual leave benefits of 15 days or more, when compared to 2008.

Full restoration of CPF contributions for those aged 55 to 60; higher rates for workers above 60

In a long-term move aimed at helping older Singaporeans build up their retirement funds, the Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions for those aged above 55 to 60 will be raised by 11 percentage points to 37 per cent.

National Wages Council 2019/2020 Guidelines

The NWC calls on companies to continue to adopt fair and progressive contracting and employment practices. To read the NWC 2019/2020 Guidelines, please CLICK here.

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