Barangay Singapore on September 2nd, 2011

Tweet As an employee who have serve a company for sometime, you may receive the following: Retrenchment benefits when your employer no longer needs your services; or Retirement benefits when you reached your retirement age. Retrenchment benefits Retrenchment benefits are payments given by employers to compensate for the loss of employment. Payments to compensate employees […]

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Barangay Singapore on August 24th, 2011

Tweet The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) advises employers to carry out any retrenchment exercise responsibly, in consultation with the union (if the company is unionised). The company should pay all salaries (including unconsumed annual leave, notice pay, etc.) to the employees on their last day of work. Notice of Retrenchment As far as possible, affected […]

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Barangay Singapore on August 22nd, 2011

Tweet All employees covered by the Employment Act are entitled to 11 paid public holidays in a year. The 11 gazetted public holidays are: New Year’s Day; Chinese New Year (two days); Hari Raya Puasa; Hari Raya Haji; Good Friday; Labour Day; Vesak Day; National Day; Deepavali; and Christmas Day. The employer and employee may […]

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Barangay Singapore on August 19th, 2011

Tweet Demand for contract hires in Singapore has not lost its momentum since the end of the last economic recession, as companies continue to employ IT professionals on contract to ensure an appropriately skilled workforce for projects, and candidates seek out assignments that offer flexibility and exposure. However, employees on contract point out the lack […]

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Barangay Singapore on August 19th, 2011

Tweet In accordance with Section 17 of the Presidential Elections Act, Polling Day, Saturday 27 August 2011, is a public holiday. The Ministry would like to highlight to employers that Polling Day, as a public holiday, should be treated in the same manner as any other public holiday. All employees covered by the Employment Act […]

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Tweet This videography report on wages in Singapore and the progress of employers in restructuring their wage system to be more flexible and performance-based. The findings are from a survey which effectively covered some 3,600 private establishments each employing at least 25 workers. Firms are encouraged to implement key wage recommendations for flexible wage system […]

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Barangay Singapore on August 18th, 2011

Tweet   The Employment Pass Online (EP Online) system will be enhanced to allow EP Online users to upload relevant supporting documents when submitting a work pass/related pass application. This means that employers will no longer need to submit physical copies of most supporting documents at MOM’s Work Pass Services Centres for verification. Currently, work […]

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Tweet Starting January 2012, young foreigners wanting to apply for the Q1 Employment Pass (EP) in Singapore will need to earn at least $3,000. Older applicants will have to command an even higher salary to qualify for the same pass, which is one of three categories of EPs. The Q1 Pass applicants will also have […]

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Tweet The Singapore Government is committed to managing the size of the foreign workforce, as part of the broader strategies to achieve productivity-driven economic growth, as well as to ensure that Singaporeans remain at the core of a diverse and globally competitive workforce. The aim is to avoid increasing dependence on foreign workers over the […]

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Barangay Singapore on August 16th, 2011

Tweet Update from Ministry of Manpower regarding changes in the E-Pass and S-Pass: The profile of the local workforce has improved over the years. Specifically, the proportion of Professionals, Managers, Executives, and Technicians (PMETs) has increased to more than half of our local workforce and their salaries have also risen. To keep pace with the […]

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