Introduction to Employment Act and Relevant Singapore’s Employment Laws

– A Must-Know for New Entrants into HR

As more PMET (Professional, Managers, Executives and Technicians) switching to HR career, it is essential for them to develop basic understand of the Singapore’s Employment Act (EA) as well as some level of understanding of the common employment laws.

At the same time, newly-promoted team leaders, supervisors and even line managers should be well versed with the employment laws in order to protect the organisations from non-compliance risks.

Employing an inquiry-based approach, this 8-hour workshop provides a reasonable depth of comprehension for participants, equipping them with sufficient knowledge and skills in handling relevant employment issues.

Course Objective

  • Interpret Employment Act (EA) and its clauses
  • Handle termination and dismissal based on legal requirements
  • Calculate salaries and overtime pay
  • Communicate clearly employees’ statutory benefits
  • Evaluate KET (Key-Employment Terms) based employment contract
  • Prepare for upcoming changes in 2017’s Employment Act
  •  Appreciate cross-referencing of EA to other relevant Employment Laws and TAFEP (Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices) guidelines

Course Outline

  • Essential structures of Employment Act
  • Dismissal and the process of ‘Due Inquiry’
  • Contract of Services and its Coverage and Protection
  • Contract for Services
  • Basic Salary, Gross Salary and Overtime Pay
  • Mandatory benefits (including Maternity, Paternity and Childcare Leave)
  • KET (Key Employment Terms)
  • Retirement Benefits and Retrenchment Benefits
  • Medical Benefits and Work Injury Compensation Act
  • Fair Employment Practices


Who Should Attend

New entrants to the HR including Administrative Officer and Office Administrator directly or indirectly involved in the design and development of HR policies and procedures. In addition, newly-promoted Team Leaders, Supervisors, Managers and Line Managers with people-management responsibilities should attend.

Other Information

Note: SkillsFuture Funding is available

Commence Dates Duration SHRI Member Non-Member  
13 Dec 17 1 Day S$300.00 S$380.00 Registration
12 Jan 18 1 Day S$300.00 S$380.00 Registration
15 Mar 18 1 Day S$300.00 S$380.00 Registration
30 May 18 1 Day S$300.00 S$380.00  Registration

Course fees are subject to the prevailing GST charge. All information is correct at the time of publication. SHRICORP reserves the right to amend any of the above information if necessary.


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