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Tougher Work Pass Controls for Foreign PMEs and Proposed Amendments to the Employment Act

August 2015 - Employment. Legal Developments by Drew & Napier LLC .

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Tougher Work Pass Controls for Foreign PMEs and Proposed Amendments to the Employment Act

22 Jul 2015

This update discusses the Ministry of Manpower’s introduction of a slew of measures in July 2015, which are likely to affect a wide range of employers. These measures include toughening work pass controls for foreign Professionals, Managers and Executives (“PMEs”), scrutinising firms with many foreign PMEs, and giving PMEs more avenues to raise employment disputes.

Changes have also been proposed to the Employment Act to require firms to give and keep written records of key employment terms and pay slips, as well as to introduce a new civil contravention regime.  Statutory maternity and childcare leave requirements may also be adjusted.

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