Where: SMU - School of Economics & Social Sciences, 90 Stamford Road, City Hall, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

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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 has 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.

This course is designed to keep you up-to-date on the legislative and regulatory changes that influence organisations. After the course, you will be confident to interpret the Act and apply it correctly. For business owners and employers, this would keep you well-advised to ensure that your business is in order and compliant with employment regulations.

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
Macro Perspectives of EA Changes
- EA Changes and its rationale
- Implications of EA Changes for Organisations
- Consequences of EA Changes for HR Practitioners

Key Features and Definition
- Overview of the Parts and Sections
- Interpretation of Terms
- Contracts of Service versus Contracts for Service (Definition of Employee)
- Differentiate Workman, Non-Workmen & PME (Professional, Managers and Executives)
- Who are protected by the Act?
- Who are not covered under the Act?
- Are PMEs protected by the Act?

Contract of Service
- Illegal Terms
- Contract of Service versus Contract for Service
- Termination of Contract with notice and without notice
- Notice of Termination of Contract
- Dismissal and Misconduct of Employees
- Cross Reference to TAFEP guidelines
- TADPM and ECT (Employment Claim Tribunals)

Payment of Salary
- Salary Period and Time of Payment
- Salary Computation
- Cross Reference to Income Tax Act
- Authorised and Unauthorised Deductions

Rest Days, Hours of Work and Other Conditions of Service
- Rest Day
- Computation of Salary for Work on Rest Day
- Hours of Work and Overtime Pay Computation
- Annual Leave
- Retrenchment Benefits
- Retirement Benefits (and Cross Reference to Retirement and Re-Employment Act)
- Annual Wage Supplement

Maternity Leave and Childcare Leave
- Maternity Benefits
- Childcare Leave
- Cross Reference to Childcare Development Co-savings Act

Holidays and Sick Leave Entitlements
- Holiday Benefits
- Computation of Salary for Work on Public Holiday
- Sick Leave and Hospitalisation Leave Entitlement
- Sick Leave Entitlement During Probation & After Confirmation

Recent Regulatory Changes
- Year 2016 changes: Key Employment Terms (KETs), Itemised Payslip and Keeping Employees Record
- Year 2017 changes
- Proposed changes for 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.

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

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