Law Of Dismissal And Termination Of Employees In Singapore For Hr (Must Know)
One of the worst situations to be in is when one is caught off guard by sudden layoffs. Like several incidents that happened this year in big local organisations. People were taken aback byhow their companies handled the unfortunate cut in headcounts, especially ones who have served the company for a very long time. Employers are often thrown into a dilemma when facing termination and dismissal issues. Wrong termination and/or dismissal can have great legal consequences. There so, employers are faced with a great difficulty in making decisions and acting swiftly to resolve matters. Nowadays, it has become more complex with employees who are challenging the employers from a HR and legal perspective on termination and dismissal. As employees, I am sure you would not want to be one of the victims in such situations. As for employers, managers or supervisors, what would be the ideal way to handle and minimize the after-effects that might jeopardize the organisation’s reputation and trust between existing employees? This one-day workshop will provide participants with the necessary skills, knowledge and know-hows on how to deal with these issues.
- Issues to be considered before initiating termination
- Performance of the contract
- ‘Expiration’ as opposed to ‘Termination’
- What is ‘frustration’ and when does it take place?
- Types of termination clauses in employment contracts
- By notice
This will include a discussion as to whether notice must be in writing, whether leave can be offset, whether notice can be withdrawn, whether notice needs to be accepted by the employer and the contents of the notice
- By giving salary in lieu of notice
This will include a discussion as to when such a clause may be triggered and a discussion of the Employment Act
- Repudiation of the employment contract by the employer and the employee
- By the employer
- Wrongful termination
- Constructive dismissal
- Damages for breach of contract
- Specific performance
- By the employee
- Summary dismissal
- The right to suspend
- Meaning of the term ‘Garden leave’
- The Employment Claims Act
- The Retirement and Re-employment Act
Who Should Attend?
HR Professionals business owners, executives and other professionals involved in HR work including senior managers and Senior Management
TRAINER: 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.