The relation between employers and employees in Singapore fall under the Employment Act and is based on a contract of employment. The conclusion of an employment contract may be agreed upon by both parties, but it must respect the provisions of the Singapore Employment Law. A particularity of the Employment Act is that it does not apply to all employees, the exceptions being:
The employment contract which is also known as an employment agreement, appointment letter or offer letter in Singapore defines the terms and conditions of employment. The most employed type of employment agreement in Singapore is the written contract. According to the Employment Law, an employment contract must contain the following information:
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The Employment Law provides several guidelines for employees of companies in Singapore. Two of these guidelines refer to the salary and work conditions. According to the Singapore Employment Law, an employee’s salary must be paid at least once a month. The employer is entitled to make deductions from an employee’s salary only in the case of:
With respect to the conditions of work, employees earning less than 1,600 S$ per month and workmen benefit from the following:
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