Maternity Leave Singapore
Employment

Maternity Leave

The good news for expectant mothers in Singapore is that the law entitles you to maternity leave or benefits. The entitlement for all working mothers is either 12 or 16 weeks of leave, depending on your employment situation and whether your child is a Singapore citizen. Note that if your baby was born in Singapore, and at least one of its parents is also a Singapore citizen, then that child...

04.28.2021
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Paternity Leave Singapore
Employment

Paternity Leave in Singapore

Working fathers who want to share the care and upbringing of their baby, are now entitled to 2 weeks of government-paid paternity leave, according to the Child Development Co-Savings Act (CDCA). If the mother is eligible for government-paid maternity leave, then the father can also share up to 4 weeks of that period. Eligibility for Paternity Leave A father will qualify as a working father if: They are employed under...

04.28.2021
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Non compete clause
Employment

Are non-compete clauses enforceable?

Your employment contract may contain non-compete clauses. These are used by an employer to prevent employees from carrying out business in certain geographies and markets for a certain period of time. The purpose of non-compete clauses is to control employee’s conduct during and/or after the employment period (in other words, after the contract of employment is terminated). They are sometimes known as ‘restraint of trade’ clauses because they restrain the...

07.22.2020
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Lady carrying her things from the office in a box after being fired
Employment

What Constitutes Unfair, Unlawful & Wrongful Dismissal

Introduction In Singapore, the termination of employment for employees is governed by both their contract of employment and the Employment Act (“EA”). This doesn’t include domestic workers, seafarers, and any person whom the Minister has excluded via Gazette. It is a legal requirement that an employee’s employment contract does not contain terms that would be less favourable to that worker than their rights under the EA. The provisions related to...

07.21.2020
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