MOM updates Employment Act

All employees will soon be entitled to rights such as mandatory leave days, regardless of their pay grade

MOM updates Employment Act

From April 2019 onwards, all employees in Singapore will be entitled to rights such as paid sick leave, mandatory annual leave of seven to 14 days and protection against wrongful dismissal.

The Employment Act used to exclude employees who earned more than $4,500 a month. With the removal of the salary cap, more PMETs will soon be covered by the Act.

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said the updates were to reflect the changing profile of Singapore’s labour force and employment practices.

Other updates include giving extra protection to rank-and-file workers, improving the employment dispute resolution framework and giving employers greater flexibility for compensation.

Related stories

Free newsletter

Our daily newsletter is FREE and keeps you up-to-date with the world of HR. Please complete the form below and click on subscribe for daily newsletters from HRD Asia.

Recent articles & video

What do millennials and Gen Zs desire from employers?

5 gender myths killing your D&I agenda

Why HR transformation fails to be a ‘genuine success’

Diageo rolls out ambitious family leave policy

Most Read Articles

Is HR doing enough for LGBT employees?

What's the key to achieving workplace happiness?

How to ensure a successful transformation