So... the only thing you left out... did you change jobs?Addadude wrote:For what it's worth I've went through the same experience in my first job in Singapore (many years ago). In my case there was a 1-year clause.
When I discovered that I had been completely misled in regards to both living costs and the typical remuneration for my position in my industry, AND when I received a much better offer by another employer (2 years into my 3-year contract), I went to see a Singapore lawyer. (My lawyer in Ireland who had initially reviewed the contract had told me that it was unenforceable - according to EU laws... That obviously doesn't apply in Singapore!)
She told me that the contract, while open to dispute, could possibly stand and it would cost me a lot of money to fight it in court. (The argument being that the company 'gone to considerable expense to recruit me all the way to Singapore.)
All things been told, you would be wise to carefully consider EVERY contract you sign in Singapore. It is very much an employers' market here.
Nope. My boss at the time had a well-earned reputation for suing former employees for breaches of contract. Although, yes, I might have won the legal battle, it was not one I could have afforded to fight. Companies generally have deeper pockets for legal fees than individuals and that was certainly the case with me. I finished my contract and moved onto my next job a somewhat sadder but definitely wiser man.Strong Eagle wrote:So... the only thing you left out... did you change jobs?
If you were to go to www.app.mti.gov.sg, you will see even the MInistry of Trade and Industry has setup Competition ActDoris yeo wrote:I have signed an employment contract. The employer has listed a "Non-competition agreement" for not allowing the employee to work in the same industry for two years, but no compensation is given. May I know this is legal or not?
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