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Changing to a new employer in Singapore

Post by srithelovely » Sat, 25 Sep 2010 5:28 pm

Can anybody advice me on the foolowing

--- I am having EP under an existing employer A , I have got a new job offer from another employer B . I recieved "In-Principle Approval" Letter from MOM after employer B apllied for new EP . I have 1month Notice period.

But the employer A is not willing to provide me company Letter Head stating my termination of employment , without which i cannot cancel the existing EP at MOM.
What action should I take against the employer A in this situation so that I can join into employer B without any hindrance.

Please Advice .............

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 26 Sep 2010 12:45 am

Have you worked out your notice? If not, your current employer cannot cancel your current EP until your last day of work. That's the way it is. Also, if you resigned, then they do not need to give you any kind of letter at all.

If you have worked out your notice period, then, once you have finished your last day of work, go to MOM and give them your EP and tell them that you have resigned and worked out your notice as required and the company will not cancel the employment pass. They will cancel it for you and then you can proceed with the new application.

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Post by x9200 » Sun, 26 Sep 2010 8:53 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If you have worked out your notice period, then, once you have finished your last day of work, go to MOM and give them your EP and tell them that you have resigned and worked out your notice as required and the company will not cancel the employment pass. They will cancel it for you and then you can proceed with the new application.
Few years ago my wife was in a kind of similar situation and we asked an officer in MOM this very question. She said it had to be cancel by the company and MOM would not cancel it for her.

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Re: Changing to a new employer in Singapore

Post by singaporeflyer » Sun, 26 Sep 2010 11:51 am

srithelovely wrote:Can anybody advice me on the foolowing

--- I am having EP under an existing employer A , I have got a new job offer from another employer B . I recieved "In-Principle Approval" Letter from MOM after employer B apllied for new EP . I have 1month Notice period.

But the employer A is not willing to provide me company Letter Head stating my termination of employment , without which i cannot cancel the existing EP at MOM.
What action should I take against the employer A in this situation so that I can join into employer B without any hindrance.

Please Advice .............
One of my friend also got his existing EP cancelled in the route that was mentioned by SMS.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 26 Sep 2010 1:15 pm

MOM started allowing this because too many employers were using this as a means of blackballing staff who, naturally, were always on the lookout for a better position/pay. Can't say as I blame them either as normally, the initial Singapore employer brings in the employee on a shoestring and pays them the bare minimum (Or less, as has been seen to have happened over the last couple of years with S pass holders). These crappy employers don't like it that the employee has done an end run around them so they resort to stuff like blackmail and threats and as seen, refusal to cancel the pass with MOM. MOM is not stupid. Therefore the means to manually cancel the pass has been allowed more and more.
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Post by x9200 » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 8:16 am

Good to hear MOM has been gradually changing their policy here. In the past, when the employer refused to cancel the pass the only possible way I was aware of was a lawsuit.

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Post by srithelovely » Tue, 28 Sep 2010 12:31 pm

but when I enquired with MOM over phone the customer service executive said the EP cannot be cancelled immeditely at MOM when requested in person and that we have to write a letter to MOM stating the present employee situation and this takes abt 2-3 weeks .Is this true...

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 28 Sep 2010 12:51 pm

srithelovely wrote: .Is this true...
What, you want us to call the CSO a liar? If that's what they say, then I guess that what you will have to do. They are constantly changing (as has already be indicated by myself and others). So, I guess you best get your pen busy.
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Post by srithelovely » Tue, 28 Sep 2010 7:14 pm

Yeah, Thanks for your suggestion. Anyway I will go directly to MOM and discuss this issue soon ........ and give you the information ... Thanks for your kind support . :)

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