With a new generation of employees who are more educated and being clearly aware of their employment rights, it is imperative that line managers who have a role in people-management are steps ahead of their subordinates by possessing an acceptable level of awareness of employees’ terms and conditions under the Employment Act and related employment laws. This awareness helps them to attain convincing credibility as people-managers. More importantly, line managers can help to protect organisations from risks of non-compliance. Hence, line managers, team supervisors and even HR administrators should possess a desired level of comprehension with the Employment Act and related employment laws.

After the workshop, you will be able to:
- describe the essential terms and conditions under Employment Act
- handle dismissal effectively in reference to fair employment practices
- explain how salaries and overtime pay are computed
- communicate effectively the statutory benefits to subordinates
- describe recent changes (2016 and 2017) in Employment Act
- compare the essential terms with other relevant employment laws (Work Injury Compensation Act, Employment of Foreign Manpower Act, Retirement and Re-Employment Act, CPF Act, Income Tax Act and TAFEP guidelines)

What you will learn:
Essential Structures of Employment Act
- Key definitions of the Employment Act
- Interpretation of amendments to the Act

Coverage & Protection Under Employment Act
- What is covered and who is protected under the Act?

Contract of Services VS Contract For Services

Dismissal and the Process of “Due Inquiry”
- What constitutes dismissal
- Know the guidelines for holding an inquiry

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
- Working hours and overtime
- Annual leave
- Public holiday
- Sick leave
- Childcare leave
- Paternity leave and Maternity leave
- Medical benefits
- Insurance covers
- Retrenchment
- Retirement
- Re-employment

KET (Key Employment Terms)
- What is it?
- When and why is it issued?
- Items to include in a KET

Key changes in the Employment Act in Year 2017

Who Should Attend?
Newly-promoted managers and existing line managers with people management responsibilities, HR officers and administrators, and administrative officers.

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