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May 2018

Singapore Employment Act and Regulation Handbook (Updated) for Hiring of Part Time and “Gig” Economy 2018

Course Information

Start Date 23 May 2018, Wednesday
End Date 23 May 2018, Wednesday
Time 09:00 am
Venue 100 Orchard Road, Concorde Hotel Singapore
Fee $880 (inclusive of lunch and light refreshments)
Contact 6720 3333
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EMPLOYMENT ACT (CHAPTER 91, SECTION 66B) EMPLOYMENT (PART-TIME EMPLOYEES) REGULATIONS In recent times, companies are employing part-time employees and in recent survey there has been an increase in employees being employed on a part time basis. It is important to note that part-time employees are also covered by the Employment Act in regard to entitlements for rest days, public holidays, overtime pay and leave. Part-timers working less than 35 hours a week and are entitled to rest days, overtime pay and pro-rated leave.

Most companies and employers will have doubts in their mind such as:
  • Can part-timers work overtime, hence, work more than 35 hours in a week?
  • How to calculate hourly and daily pay for a monthly-rated part-time employee.
  • Rest day entitlement for part-time workers, pay for working on a rest day.
  • Public holiday pay for part-time workers
  • How to encash public holidays, pay for working on a public holiday.
  • Does Leave for part-time workers include annual leave, sick leave, maternity leave and childcare leave.
Why You Must Know About Part-time employment’s regulations?

Failing to adhere to the Employment (Part-time Employees) Regulations and without proper administration can put an employer in a vulnerable position and subject to the risk of unlawful practices, lawsuits and litigations which may cause a great deal of stress, lowered productivity and higher turnover. The maximum composition amount that may be imposed for any offence under the Employment Act has also been increased from $1,000 to $5,000.

1 Day Workshop to have all Your Queries Answered

Delivered by Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore: MR. DAVID SHANMUGAM, this 1 Day workshop aims to give HR Managers and Business owners an updated understanding of the various provisions of the Employment Act for hiring of Part-timer or Freelancers to ensure they fully comply with the Employment Act regulation and its applications in your day-to-day dealings for part time employees.

Key Takeaways

The workshop will also cover issues relevant to part time employees in connection with the Employment Act. Participants can be more assured that they will be more competent in their understanding of the Part-time Employment and its practical applications. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to answer the following questions

  • Salary and Other Statutory Payment for Part-Time Employees
  1. Calculation and formula
  2. Authorized Deduction
  3. Unauthorized Deduction
  • Terms and Conditions of Employment for Part-Time Employees
  1. Shift work
  2. Working hours & limits
  3. Rest Day Work
  4. Working on Public Holidays
  • Statutory Leave & Other Entitlements for Part-Time Employees
  1. Annual Leave/Childcare Leave
  2. Sick Leave
  3. Hospitalisation
  4. Public Holidays
  5. Denial of Leave for Disciplinary Reasons
  • Protection of Children and Young Persons
  1. Can a child work?
  2. What is the age limit?
  3. Where can they work?
  • Protection of Female Employees & Maternity Benefits for Part-Time Employees
  1. Maternity Leave Entitlement
  2. Eligibility
  3. Child care leave and other entitlements
  • Termination and Dismissal for Part-Time Employees
  1. Termination of Contract
  2. Termination without Notice
  3. Dismissal for Misconduct
  4. Inquiry Procedures
  5. Right of Employees to Appeal
  6. Consequences of Wrongful Dismissal
  7. Case-studies
Proposed Course Outline

Day 1:

  • The evolution of Chinese culture and why are hundreds of Harvard students studying ancient Chinese philosophies? A brief overview of Chinese history.
  • Overview of Chinese philosophy and leadership followed by a brief review of the ancient Chinese ruler-ship or emperor-ship.
  • What is leadership from the Chinese perspective? What is wisdom?
  • Discussion of Humanistic approach and develop a list of traits:
  • Confucian Ethics
  • Principle of Humanism
  • Human Relationship
  • Doctrine of Moderation
  • A list of behavioral traits of a great and wise leader

Day 2:

  • Discussion of Legalistic approach and develop a list of traits of a bureaucratic and disciplined leader such as:
    • Concept of Discipline
    • Rules and Regulations
    • Organizational Authority and Structure
    • Reward and Punishment system
  • A list of characteristics of a weak/poor leader will be discussed
  • The principles of Naturalism and the development of:
    • An altruistic leader;
    • A paradoxical leader;
    • The Athena doctrine of a leader;
    • The law of subtraction; and
    • The principle of relative.
  • A brief discussion of strategic approach based on the works of Sunzi and Sun Bin.
  • Discuss a list of characteristics (both capabilities and qualities) that make a great leader.
  • How to nurture a great leader through self cultivation?

“I have joined David’s workshop for a couple of times. He is skilled, thoughtful and knowledgeable. His lessons are always so lively and encouraging. He has given very detailed information on the course.” – Alan, Managing Director

“Very well paced with genuine interest by an experienced, confident and highly skilled trainer. Absolutely wonderful workshop, the best one I had.” – Shirley Tan, Senior Manager

“Interesting lesson! Mr David is able to convey key principles and practical tools for business. Excellent!” – Khoo Mei Ling, Business Director

Who Should Attend

Line-managers, supervisors, executives and HR practitioners, Business owners or any person who are interested to know more about the Employment Act and contractual terms.

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore: MR. DAVID SHANMUGAM

Mr. David Shanmugam holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of London and Master of Business Administration degree from Victoria University. He has many years of legal experience in the private sector and is presently working in a law firm. Mr David is also an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.

Over the years, he has conducted legal training for corporate sectors on various practical legal issues facing the corporate field and has lectured for many training institutions – on Business and Company Law. His forte is in the field of corporate and commercial drafting of contracts, including company matters. Mr David has conducted legal training programmes for Singapore Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and National University of Singapore Continuing Education.