International Law at Work — February 2014: changes to Singapore’s Employment Act from 1 April 2014

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The Employment Act is Singapore’s main labour law covering certain categories of employees. From 1 April 2014, the act will be amended to take into account the changing profile of the labour force and the evolution of employment practices since it was last amended in 2009.

The amendments to the act span three key areas: (1) extending better protection to more workers and improving employment standards; (2) giving flexibility to employers in areas where there are practical business concerns; and (3) enhancing enforcement and compliance with the act…

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