Employment of Foreign Manpower Act – Ministry of Manpower
The Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (EFMA) regulates the employment of foreign employees and protects their well-being. The EFMA covers any person issued a work pass by the Ministry of Manpower. Work passes include Employment Pass, S Pass and Work Permits.
Penalties - A fine up to $30,000, or imprisonment for up to 2 years, or both.
The penalties for common offences in accordance to the EFMA can be Fine of up to $30,000 or a Jail term of up to 2 years or both. These penalties are for offences such as employing a foreign employee without a valid work pass, making a false statement or providing false information in any application or renewal of a work pass and receiving money in connection with an employment of a foreign employee
Don’t Get Caught Off Guard. Protect Yourself and Your Organization by fully Understanding Your Key Roles and Responsibilities as an Employer & HR
It is essential for business owners, managers and HR practitioners to FULLY understand the legal implications in employing foreign workers and be compliant with the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (EFMA).
In this workshop, you will learn about the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act in handling foreign workers. In addition, you will also learn about the work permit rules and regulations and what the specific requirements are for the employment of foreign labour: obtaining a work permit, security bondsetc. Besides updating your knowledge of theAct, you will also learn aspects of foreign employee engagement and management such as conduct, discipline, compensation, grievance handling and repatriation.
There have been recent changes to the Employment of Foreign Employees in 2015. Get Updated
This seminar will cover these changes to ensure your company is in full compliance of the Act. At the end of the workshop, participants would have acquired the necessary skills and know how to deal with issues related to employment of foreign workers. Case studies and exercises will be discussed during the workshop to help participants acquire the right skill and knowledge.
Note: This is a practical course and references will be made to relevant sections of the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act and to cases decided in the Supreme Court and the State Courts of Singapore.
- Explaining the offences
(1) Employing a foreigner without a valid work pass
(2) Allowing a foreigner without a valid work pass to enter or remain
(3) Giving false information
- Discussion of the Immigration Act and its relevance to the issuance of work passes
- Types of work passes and exemptions
- Defining the term ‘employ’ and the presumptions
- What are the defences available to a person accused of breaching the Act?
- Conditions that may be included in a work pass and the security bond
- Deductions that can be made from the salary of the foreign employee
- Tax obligations
- Rights of foreign employees under Singapore law
Who Should Attend?
This course is highly relevant to Business Owners, HR Directors, HR Senior Managers, Employment and Recruitment Agencies and Managers who are involved in the employment of foreign workers for their company. This course is also suitable to HR managers who are doing on the foreign employment policies.
This course also helps the Business Owners or HR practitioners to be aware of the risks of that they might be potentially involve when dealing with the employment of foreign workers.
Case Studies, Discussions, Demonstration and Hands-on Exercises
Lead Facilitator: Mirza Khaleel Namazie, Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)
Khaleel was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1994. He is also a member of the Law Society of England & Wales. He read for a Bachelor’s Degree in Law at the National University of Singapore and for a Master’s Degree in Computer and Communications Law at Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, the component subjects which were Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, Telecommunications Law, Electronic Banking Law and Internet Law.
Apart from his experience in advising local and international clients in private practice on a variety of commercial, corporate and litigation matters, Khaleel worked in the Asia Pacific Legal Department of Hewlett-Packard Singapore Pte Ltd as a Commercial Contracts Manager with special responsibility for the Asia Emerging Countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Vietnam and with Singapore Telecommunications Limited as Senior Legal Counsel as part of the SingTel Global Offices team. During that time, he was also responsible for negotiating the legal aspects of a number of high value telecommunications and IT agreements with a significant number of Fortune 500 companies.