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Leaves In singapore - Urgently required

Postby smit2008 » Tue, 05 Feb 2008 8:24 pm

Hi ,
I m from India , I m working with Multinational company , we have one of our employee based in singapore, we have to make leave policy for Singapore. I would request if anyone can help me out with the standard leaves given to the employee working in Singapore.

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Postby Plavt » Tue, 05 Feb 2008 8:40 pm

Uh what? :???:

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Postby Splatted » Tue, 05 Feb 2008 8:53 pm


I think the OP is talking about the company he works for requiring to create some guidelines for their employees based in Singapore regarding holiday leaves , long service leaves, and sick leaves, maternity leave, compassionate leave etc.

He wanted to know what was the norm in Singapore - ie probably what was the legal (minimum) entitlement by law, and what it is in practice.

At least, that's what I would want to know if I were the one asking the question..

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Postby durain » Tue, 05 Feb 2008 9:28 pm

surely a multinational company would have this in place before sending someone to work in another country?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 05 Feb 2008 10:55 pm

Aside from my wondering about an HR Department that doesn't know how to locate a link like the ministry of manpower especially from a "Multi-national" company....... :? Nevermind......

Ministry of Manpower guidelines under the Employment Act (Cap 50) say annual leave shall be no less that 7 days per year prorata provided which said employee has worked no less than three months increasing at a rate of one additional day per year up to a maximum of 14 days. This is only for employees who are workmen or earning less that S$1600/mo. All others are negotiable between potential employees and the employer and should be negotiated in the employment contract. The average Singaporean employee working in an average company here starts with 10 to 14 days annual leave increasing 1 day per year with a cap of 21 to 28 days annually. There are those with more as well but depends on the individual company.

Sick leave is mandated a minimum of 14 workdays per year without proration and hospitalization leave a maximum of 60 work days per years but the two combined may not exceed 60 workdays per year.

There are 11 gazetted public holidays per year unless there is an election then there is one additional for polling day.

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