Singapore Expats Forum

Employment Law question - Notice periods

Discuss your views about Singapore business & economy, current policies & issues, starting a business in Singapore.
User avatar
ecureilx
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 9662
Joined: Fri, 20 Aug 2010

Re: RE: Re: Employment Law question - Notice periods

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 03 Apr 2017 9:48 pm

PNGMK wrote:Find a lawyer who will write a letter demanding payment of your notice period. That's about it. That should be $100.


agreed, go for it. ..

ellatyne
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu, 21 Jul 2016

Re: Employment Law question - Notice periods

Postby ellatyne » Mon, 03 Apr 2017 10:09 pm

Thanks again for all your advice on this.

The other really annoying thing is my boss confirmed in writing that he wanted my final day to be 12 April but obviously in 24 hours that changed and so my employment was terminated immediately. I forwarded that email to my personal account so I have a copy.

I will seek the advice of a lawyer and get a letter written, more because this whole thing feels so unjust.

PNGMK
Director
Director
Posts: 4939
Joined: Thu, 21 Mar 2013

Re: Employment Law question - Notice periods

Postby PNGMK » Tue, 04 Apr 2017 8:08 am

ellatyne wrote:Thanks again for all your advice on this.

The other really annoying thing is my boss confirmed in writing that he wanted my final day to be 12 April but obviously in 24 hours that changed and so my employment was terminated immediately. I forwarded that email to my personal account so I have a copy.

I will seek the advice of a lawyer and get a letter written, more because this whole thing feels so unjust.


I think with that email you could probably push for a compromise (i.e. notice paid til 12th April).
I have gay, black, Asian friends and then JR8.

User avatar
martincymru
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 447
Joined: Thu, 16 Oct 2008
Location: out & about

Re: Employment Law question - Notice periods

Postby martincymru » Wed, 24 May 2017 1:44 pm

Interesting discussion.
//
Fact:
I am above 6k/month. EP.
With Employer 2 years.
Zero reason to terminate (my opinion, silence from Employer).
My line mgr. and the Project mgr. in past 3 months' both worked out their 3 months' notice.

//
I am likewise in same predicament. I must give 3 months notice, Employer 1.
To be clear, is this against the law?
If so, then should the Employer decide to terminate me then Employer must give 3 months' notice or pay lieu?

ellatyne
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu, 21 Jul 2016

Re: Employment Law question - Notice periods

Postby ellatyne » Wed, 24 May 2017 1:49 pm

As I understand the employment law if you have a notice period set in your contract, then that should be bound to both employer and employee. There is a page on this on the mom website.

User avatar
ecureilx
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 9662
Joined: Fri, 20 Aug 2010

Re: Employment Law question - Notice periods

Postby ecureilx » Wed, 24 May 2017 4:22 pm

ellatyne wrote:As I understand the employment law if you have a notice period set in your contract, then that should be bound to both employer and employee. There is a page on this on the mom website.

With a word negotiable, so employers can go Scot free ...

User avatar
ecureilx
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 9662
Joined: Fri, 20 Aug 2010

Re: Employment Law question - Notice periods

Postby ecureilx » Wed, 24 May 2017 4:24 pm

martincymru wrote:Interesting discussion.
//
Fact:
I am above 6k/month. EP.
With Employer 2 years.
Zero reason to terminate (my opinion, silence from Employer).
My line mgr. and the Project mgr. in past 3 months' both worked out their 3 months' notice.

//
I am likewise in same predicament. I must give 3 months notice, Employer 1.
To be clear, is this against the law?
If so, then should the Employer decide to terminate me then Employer must give 3 months' notice or pay lieu?

In short not against the law, unless your contract stayed the specifics

ellatyne
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu, 21 Jul 2016

Re: Employment Law question - Notice periods

Postby ellatyne » Wed, 24 May 2017 5:36 pm

When I read this it seems pretty clear to me...

http://www.mom.gov.sg/employment-practi ... ith-notice

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 34393
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!
Contact:

Re: Employment Law question - Notice periods

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 27 May 2017 8:06 pm

It's very clear as long as you fall under the Employment Act. e.g., earning less than 4.5K/mo. More than that, MOM is not involved and it's whatever you negotiated at the table before you put your signature on the dotted line. Sadly, most are too hurried by the employer to sign that they do just that instead of taking it home and having a good read to understand what it says because the employer will say something like "you have to sign it now as we have others who are also looking and are willing to sign". That alone should put up the warning flags.


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Business in Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest