The employment landscape in Singapore has been experiencing significant changes in recent years, heralding a time that is potentially challenging for employers. This trend looks set to continue as the Singapore Government recently announced further plans to amend existing legislation as well as implement new initiatives1. The changes are broad and wide-ranging. We set out below the key developments that employers should take note of.
Employment Act (Cap. 91) to Cover All Employees
Currently, the Employment Act (Cap. 91) (the EA) covers a relatively limited group of employees, i.e., all employees except for managerial or executive employees2 earning a basic monthly salary of more than 4,500 SGD.