The Employment Act is the key legislature governing employment contracts in Singapore. It stipulates the basic terms and conditions of employment that organisations must abide by. It is essential for any HR practitioners and anyone who have to operate the Employment Act in the workplace to have an in-depth understanding of its interpretation and application. An up to date knowledge of the law will keep your organisation from infringements. In addition, it will help you make timely advice and quality decision for management.

Highlight includes Employment Act changes in 2017.

After the workshop, you will be able to:
- understand the provisions of the Employment Act
- interpret the Act and apply correctly
- appreciate the implications of various provisions
- keep up to date with the latest amendments to the Act
- review company HR policy and practices

What you will learn
Coverage and Key Definition
- who is "Employee", "Workman", "Non-workmen" and "PMEs"

Key Features of the Employment Act
- are PMEs protected by the Act?
- interpretation of amendments to the Act

Contract of Service
- terms considered to be illegal in a contract
- notice of termination
- termination without notice
- contract broken by employer and employee
- misconduct of the employee

Payment of Salary
- fixation of salary period
- payment on dismissal and termination
- authorised deductions
- limits to deductions

Rest Day, Hours of Work, Holidays and Other Conditions of Service
- hours of work for a non-shift and a shift employee
- interpretation of ‘week’
- annual leave
- sick leave & hospitalisation leave
- retrenchment benefits
- retirement benefits
- annual wage supplement
- calculation of various rates of pay
- basic and gross rate of pay
- payment for overtime, rest day and public holiday
- public holidays for PMEs (flexibility for employers)

Maternity and Paternity Leave
- maternity benefits update
- child care leave & extended child care leave
- paternity & shared parental leave
- notice of confinement
- dismissal during absence
- employment after confinement
- forfeiture of payment

Transfer of Employment

Termination
- termination with notice & without notice
- termination with breach of contract
- resignation
- dismissal
- redress against unfair dismissal for PMEs
- payment related to termination

Changes in 2017
- Paternity Leave
- Maternity Leave
- Shared Parental Leave
- Adoption Leave
- Retirement Age

Who Should Attend?
HR practitioners, line managers, executives and supervisors who have to operate the Employment Act in the workplace.

Methodology
Participants are guided through practical steps of the topic with a combination of lectures, case studies, and group discussions.

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