The Program covers the latest amendments to the Employment Act effective 1st April 2014 and the minor changes on Employment Act effective on 1st April 2016. It will have significant impact on both employers and employees, especially those classified as Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs).
While the Act provides the basic terms and conditions of employment, it also spells out the rights and obligations of employers and employees. More importantly, it imposes labour discipline on the employees and provides avenues for employers to deny them statutory benefits in the event of breach of discipline. On the other hand, employers have the statutory obligations to offer employees benefits in accordance with the provisions of the Act.
It is important therefore that, in both the unionized and non-unionised environment, HR practitioners, supervisors, line-managers and executives who have dealing with subordinates should have a good understanding and appreciation of the Employment Act so as to minimize disputes on employment issues with their staff and their union.
To give participants a good understanding of the various provisions of the Employment Act and its applications in your day-to-day dealings at the workplace. The Program covers the latest amendments to the Employment Act effective 1st April 2014.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to answer some of the typical questions such as:
- How do the amendments to the Act affect the employment of PMEs?
- What are the changes in the Act that affect the payment of overtimes to employees?
- Can employer offer an employee higher starting pay in lieu of overtime claim?
- What can employee do if employer fails to pay salary on time?
- What can employer do if an employee fails to turn up for work for more than two days?
- Can employer dismiss an employee who is frequently on sick leave?
- Can employee use his annual leave to off set his notice period?
- Is Annual Wage Supplement (AWS) compulsory under the Employment Act?
- Can employer refuse to grant annual leave to an employee who is still under probation?
- Is employer obliged to grant maternity leave to a female employee for her third child?
- Can I ask my staff to work on split shift or 12-hour shift without additional compensation?
Lecture, Discussion and Question-and-Answer sessions.
Outline:Historical background of Employment Act
- Scope of the Act: who are covered
- Why were managerial, executive and confidential staff not covered under the Employment Act in the past and how do the latest amendments alter their positions?
- Calculation and formula
- Authorized & Unauthorized Deduction
- Shift work, working hours & limits
- Rest Day Work
- Working on Public Holidays
- Annual Leave
- Sick Leave
- Public Holidays
- Denial of Leave for Disciplinary Reasons
- Can a child work?
- What is the age limit?
- Where can they work?
- Maternity Leave Entitlement
- Why limited to 2 children?
- Grievance procedure and Grievance Handling
- Progressive Discipline
- Performance Improvement Plan
- Hot Stove Rules
- Enforcement of Discipline
- Termination of Contract
- Termination without Notice
- Dismissal for Misconduct
- Inquiry Procedures
- Right of Employees to Appeal
- Consequences of Wrongful Dismissal
- Change of Employers
- Claims limit
- Enforcement by Ministry of Manpower
At the end of the Workshop, there will be a Question-and-Answer session to provide participants an opportunity to raise issues and problems relating to your experience and practices.
The questionnaire at the end of each segment will gauge if you understand the subject and have acquired the knowledge to apply it at your workplace.
Who should attend?
- Line Managers
- HR practitioners
- Any person interested to know more about the Employment Act and contractual terms
What other participants said about the programme
“Very informative and enlightening. Look forward to more courses conducted by Mr Chia. Managed to make a potentially dry and complex subject simple and interesting.” – Aloysious Tang, Kulicke & Soffia (S.E.A) Pte Ltd
“Enjoyable, informative and some good discussion.” – Nicky Duggan Redfern, LASALLE-SIA College of Arts
“Fantastic programme. Superb trainer. Very engaging.” – Haresh Calais, Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd