Overview of the Employment Act

Jointly organised with the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) to equip participants with an overview of the Employment Act.

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  • Date:

    13 May 2020

  • Time:

    9:00AM - 5:00PM

  • Location:

    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)
  • Remaining Capacity:


  • Cost:

    $214 per participants (inclusive of GST)

  • Audience:

    Employers, HR practitioners and line managers.

About the workshop

Jointly organised with the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF), this one day workshop provides employers with an overview of the Employment Act as well as insights to the many HR and IR related concerns/issues at the operational level. The workshop will also cover recent changes in Singapore’s employment legislation to deepen employers’ understanding of their key responsibilities under the new employment landscape. It will also cover the essential obligations of employers under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act. HR practitioners 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
  • Part-time employment
  • Employment of Foreign Manpower Act
  • Essential obligations of employers under the Act
  • 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

About the Trainer

Choo Soo Teck


Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices

Soo Teck was with the Ministry of 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.