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Managing Risk and Legal Compliance in Payroll Administration

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2 Days

16 training hours




16 Hours

HR-related training hours



Members: S$650.00

Course fee is subject to 8% GST

Payroll Administration is not just entering data into your company’s HR System. This workshop is designed to provide higher-level insights to the local legislative laws surrounding the practice and administration of a compensation (salary and benefits) system in an organization. Participants will be given a tour of a typical computerized payroll system to enable them apply the correct techniques in handling day-to-day payroll administration and issues. Participants will also develop an understanding of compensation components and the latest trends affecting payroll administration.

Who Should Attend?

HR Managers, Non-HR Managers, Compensation Managers, Accounts personnel, and any personnel who is involved or is required to know about the payroll administration and details of how to apply legislation correctly, ensure compliance and minimise risks to ensure an effective payroll system in an organization.








9.00am – 5.00pm

Focal Topics

Workshop Objectives:

  • (Adding knowledge to the organisation) The payroll workshop is specially designed to provide participants with a good understanding of the statutory laws and legal issues relating to or affecting the payroll as well as to cover the various payroll calculations payroll administration systems, and latest trends.
  • (Equipping the learner) It is important that the people performing payroll administration is able to process the payroll accurately and timely, but they must also able to manage questions from peers and management on compensation issues and legislation requirements.

This programme will be covering the following:

  • Introduction to the Employment Act (Parts I, II, IV & X)
  • The Singapore Employment Act – Maternity Benefits (PART IX: Sub 1 of 2)
  • The Singapore Employment Act (Part IX: Sub 2 of 2 & PART X) and Child Development Co-Savings Act (Chapter 38A)
  • Payment of Salary (Employment Act: Part III)
  • Central Provident Fund Act (Cp 36)
  • Part-Time Employees (Employment Act: Part VIA)
  • Other Legislations: Retirement Act and Re-Employment (Cp 274A), NS Act (Cp 202) & Workmen Injury Compensation Act (Cp 354) & Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (Cp 91A)
  • Income Tax Act (Cp 134 Singapore Statutes)
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Learning Methodology

Lecture, group discussion, case study, hands-on application and practice.

Learning Objectives

To understand the mechanics of an organisation’s compensation components

The critical issues to watch out for in the Employment Act

To create awareness of statutory laws (ie: Employment Act, Child Development Co-Savings Act, CPF Act, NS Act, Income Tax Act, and others)

To apply the legislated requirements using standardised formulas & detailed calculation

To appreciate the overview of the components in a computerized payroll system and apply correct techniques in handling day-to-day payroll administration and issues


Virtually via Zoom.

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Our Trainer
Daniel Chew

Dr Daniel CS Chew

Adjunct Lecturer

Daniel is a Senior HR Professional with IHRP, a certified Employment Agent, a DiSC Personality Profiler, has a (Bronze) certification in Kirkpatrick Evaluation Methods (NZ), holds a Service to Education (Silver) Award from MOE, attained a Teaching (Merit) Award from SUSS and is recognised with an Honorary Doctorate & Professorship in Business & HRM (UK).

Daniel holds a Doctorate in Business Administration, four Master Degrees, three Graduate Diplomas, two Diplomas, Two Teaching Certificates and a First-Class Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering. His qualifications are:

Doctor of Business Administration, EIU, France. 2021
Master of Science (Industrial-Organisational Psychology & HRM), CUNY, USA. 2014
Master of Education with UWA, Australia. 2012
Master of Business Administration in HR Management [GPA: 6/7] USQ, Australia. 2000
Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from NUS, Singapore. 1990
Bachelor (1st Class Honours) in Engineering, Monash University, Australia. 1986
Grad Dip (Adult Learning) from SUSS, Singapore. 2019
Grad Dip TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), LTTC, UK. 2011
A highly energetic Adjunct Lecturer, Daniel teaches 40 modules annually across several global universities and private educational institutes in Singapore. He is multi-specialised in his teaching portfolio, these being [1] HRM: Compensation Design & Employment Legislation, [2] Logistics & Supply Chain, [3] Engineering Processes: Lean Six Sigma & Statistics, [4] Industrial Psychology and [5] Education. To date, he has attained in excess of 12,900 teaching hours.

Daniel is a strong, analytical thinker & a disciplined learner. He is multi-specialised in HRM, Organisational Psychology, Business, Engineering, Logistics and Education. He has 20 years of experience in lecturing, training & consulting services. Daniel is due to release his second book soon, entitled “Employment Legislation in Singapore: Principles, Concepts and Calculations”.

Daniel is also a Corporate Consultant in OD/HRD, Compensation Systems & Logistics. He has more than 2,600 corporate consultancy and training hours to his credit. Daniel was the first few to work with WDA’s consultants to develop the Logistics Modules in the then new WSQ framework in 2007. He is also a small HR & Logistics consulting business owner and a certified Executive Recruiter.

Prior to these, Daniel served 22 years in the industry – started his career as an engineer, moved into project management, manufacturing, logistics operations, purchasing, supply chain & then diversified to Human Resource Management, Executive Search, Recruitment, Consultancy and Teaching. Before embarking on his Calling in teaching, Daniel was a Regional Director & General Manager. Daniel’s industrial strength is in the width of diversity and depth of experience as a Strategic Organisational Leader, a Developer of Human Capital, an Industrial practitioner, an Engineer, an Educator, a Trainer & a Mentor.

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