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Review of Employment Act ​
PUBLISHED ON 18 Jan 2018
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has launched a month-long consultation and is inviting the public to give feedback on proposed changes to the Employment Act (EA), which will be amended to cover all employees earning $4,500 a month.
 
The EA specifies core provisions such as public holiday and sick leave entitlements, timely payment of salary and allowable deductions, and redress for wrongful dismissal.
 
Some of the proposed changes that are up for review include:
-              Extending such core provisions all employees
-              Extending additional provisions such as overtime pay and annual leave to more vulnerable employees
-              Enhancing the dispute resolution process, so that affected employees do not have go to two different parties to resolve dismissal-related  claims and salary issues.
 
In a press statement, MOM said the EA is Singapore's main employment law and it is regularly reviewed to "keep pace with the changing labour force profile and employment landscape".
 
The core provisions of the current EA only covers all employees earning up to $4,500 a month and it was last reviewed in 2012 with the amendments coming into effect in 2015.
 
The public consultation exercise closes on 15 February 2018, and the public can provide their feedback by emailing mom_consultations@mom.gov.sg with the heading "Consultation on EA review".

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