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.

Report: Singapore Yearbook Of Manpower Statistics 2019

The Yearbook contains a wide range of statistics on the labour market. These include key data on the labour force, job vacancy, wages, retrenchment, labour turnover, hours worked, conditions of employment, labour relations, workplace safety and health, higher education and skills training.

Government Accepts Recommendations to Implement PWM Bonus and Annual Increment to PWM Wage Levels for Landscape Maintenance Sub-sector

The Progressive Wage Model (PWM) complements Workfare and other existing measures to support our workers, by increasing their wages and ensuring their continued employability. From 1 Jan 2020, landscape maintenance workers will receive an annual PWM bonus of at least 2 weeks’ pay.

Singapore Public Holidays for 2020

The Ministry of Manpower has released the dates of the 11 gazetted public holidays for 2020.

Reporting Work-Related Accidents

Under the Work Injury Compensation Act, an employer is required to notify MOM of work accidents within 10 days from the accident date, or from the 4th day of medical leave.

New tripartite guidelines set out what constitutes wrongful dismissal

Developed by the Manpower Ministry, National Trades Union Congress and Singapore National Employers Federation, the guidelines follow changes to the Employment Act, which now allows all employees to file claims against their employers for wrongful dismissal.

Amendments To The Employment Act

The Employment Act (EA) has been amended and changes will take effect from 1 April 2019. Have questions about the changes? Get answers from MOM guide:

Updates To The Employment Act – What You Need To Know

These are the changes to the Employment Act, with effect from 1 April 2019 [Source: Ministry of Manpower Singapore]


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