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Fri Jun 7 2019, 9:00am–5:00pm
Wed Sep 4 2019, 9:00am–5:00pm
Fri Dec 13 2019, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: Royal Plaza On Scotts, 25 Scotts Road, Orchard Road, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Early Bird: $385.20
  • Normal: $438.70
  • Members: $342.40
  • Additional fees may apply

You might have heard this saying: “If HR does not get its house in order, it has no time nor the creditability to talk about people strategy”. This means that HR professionals need to ensure the basic HR structure and processes are put in place, and the fundamental basics adhere to employment regulations. Newly appointed HR Managers and HR Executives need to possess an acceptable level of awareness of the Singapore’s Employment Act, its basic principles and core framework, and how these are applied in people-management such as drafting of employment contract, designing HR policies and procedures, determining terms and conditions as well as computation of salaries and benefits.

With a higher level of education, our employees are clearly aware of their employment rights and contractual terms especially with the ease of access to information. It is thus important that new HR professionals are several steps ahead on matters related to the Employment Act and related laws. HR professionals can also help protect organisations from risks of non-compliance.

After the workshop, you will be able to:
- Describe essential terms and conditions that ensure existing practices comply with regulations
- Draft effective employment contracts that meet statutory and business operations requirements
- Handle dismissals effectively with reference to fair employment practices
- Design and implement progressive employment terms and conditions based on market practices and statutory specifications
- Respond effectively to enquiries related to EA and related employment laws
- Relate HR practices to other relevant employment laws
- Apply recent and upcoming changes in the implementation of HR policies and processes

What you will learn:

Essential structures of Employment Act
- Key definitions of the Employment Act
- Interpretation of amendments to the Act

Contract of Services versus Contract for Services
- What is covered and who is protected under the Act?

Coverage and Protection under Employment Act
- Know the differences

Dismissal and the process of ‘Due Inquiry’
- What constitutes dismissal
- Know the guidelines for holding an inquiry

Payment of salary for different circumstances
- 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 and sick leave
- Annual Wage Supplement
- Childcare leave
- Paternity leave and maternity leave
- Medical benefits and insurance covers
- Retrenchment
- Retirement and re-employment

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

Year 2019 changes
- Highlight key changes in the Employment Act in Year 2019

Who Should Attend?
New and emerging HR managers, business owners, HR professionals, HR generalists, employee relations persons and consultants who have to operate the Employment Act in the workplace.

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