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Legally required benefits in Singapore

Postby Cherise27 » Sat, 18 Jul 2009 3:11 pm


Just want to ask, what are the legally required benefits that employers has to offer to employees in Singapore?


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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 18 Jul 2009 11:57 pm

If you fall under the Employment Act (earning basically less than $2000/mo but in certain areas/occupations up to $4500/mo) read here: ... ethod=part

On the other hand, if you are not covered under the Employment Act you are basically screwed and it's up to what you can negotiate and what a company's SOP is.

About the only things that apply to all employees are paid holidays for all gazatted holidays (10 or 11 per year) and Sick/Hospital Leave. The rest......

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Postby ksl » Mon, 20 Jul 2009 1:17 am

probably many employers abuse the laws, and they should really be reported EVERY TIME! I'm sick and tired of businesses not treating their employees in a better way. I do also note that employees that steal from their Companies do not help the situation but i believe better understanding of the foreigners situation and the ability to teach good practise is important. There are many very good foreign workers, that get branded wrongly! Fair play and education is far much better than the grass on the other side. A warning and a discussion should be enough to enlighten if not further action is required.

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