17 October 2018
On 2 October 2018, the Employment (Amendment) Bill (Amendment Bill) was read for the first time in the Singapore Parliament. The Amendment Bill seeks to introduce major amendments to the Employment Act 2009 (Cap 91) (EA), and is expected to come into force in April 2019.
The changes are clearly geared towards creating a more pro-employee regime in Singapore and will have a very significant impact in the way companies operating in Singapore hire and manage their employees.
We set out a summary of the key proposed changes to the EA, and the impact of these changes on employers.
Major Changes to the Singapore Employment Act - Extended Coverage to include Professionals, Managers and Executives