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Overview of the Employment Act


Event Date & Time: 
12 Jun 2019 - 09:00 to 17:00
Event Venue: 

TAFEP at Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability
80 Jurong East Street 21 
Singapore 609607 #02-05
Knowledge Training Room
(nearest MRT: Jurong East)

Directions to TAFEP

Jointly organised with the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF)


This 1 day course provides employers with an overview of the Employment Acts as well as insight to the many HR and IR related concerns/issues at the operational level. The course will also cover recent changes in Singapore’s employment legislation to deepen employers’ understanding of their key responsibilities under the new employment landscape. HR executives and line managers will find this workshop both informative and highly beneficial in helping them to comply with the laws as well as to adopt a progressive approach to employment practices at the workplaces.

Course Outline:

  • Fair Employment Practices 
  • Employment Act     
    • Scope and Coverage of Employment Act      
    • Contract of Service      
    • Termination and Dismissal      
    • Payment of Salary and Deductions      
    • Statutory Terms, Conditions and Non-Statutory Benefits     
    • Benefits and Protection, Childcare Leave
  • Amendments to the Employment Act from 1 April 2019 which include:
    • Covering all employees under the Employment Act
    • Covering more non-workmen under Part IV of the Employment Act
    • Employment Claims Tribunal to hear wrongful dismissal claims
    • All registered doctors to issue medical certificates and clarification on hospitalisation leave


1 day course with lecture and case studies.

Who Should Attend?  

Employers, HR executives and line managers who wanted to have a comprehensive understanding of the Employment Act and the recent changes that have taken place in the employment landscape.

About the Trainer:

Choo Soo Teck

Soo Teck was with the Ministry for Manpower for more than 30 years.  As an Assistant Commissioner for Labour at the Labour Court for 12 years, he has extensive experience working with employers, advising them on good employment practices.  His fair and balanced approach has resolved many disputes between employers and workers amicably.   An experienced adjudicator, he is able to advise employers on the correct application of the employment laws.  

During his term with the Ministry of Manpower, he held various appointments including Deputy Head of the Workmen’s Compensation Department and Employment Pass Department.  He was also responsible for the enforcement of various labour legislations.  

Registration and Administrative Details

Course Fees (inclusive of 7% GST):

To register please click here.

For any enquiries on this workshop, please email shirlyn_tan@snef.org.sg or call 68276927.

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