The Singapore employment legislation provides for the rights of the employee and the employer. Employees have the right to a fair remuneration, an annual leave, a fixed schedule and certain benefits among others. The employers in return must benefit from the services they have asked for.
However, due to the development of a large number of industries which led to diversification, not rarely conflicts between employers and employees appear. One can file an employment complaint in Singapore under certain circumstances:
The petitioner must also make sure they have sufficient funds for carrying out such proceedings. Our lawyers in Singapore can assist you in litigations related to employment matters.
Not only workers are entitled to file employment complaints as nowadays the number of Singapore companies facing breaches of contractual clauses has increased a lot. These are the most common disputes related to the breach of the work contract in Singapore:
Depending on the situation, the dispute can be handled by court proceedings, arbitration or mediation. Also, employment complaints can be filed with various governmental agencies and our Singapore lawyers can help you with this process.
Employment disputes in Singapore are usually handled by the following institutions:
As mentioned above, disputes on employment matters can be dealt with in court, but the first step towards settling this type of litigation is usually submitting an online petition with the Employment Standards Online on the Ministry of Manpower’s portal. The claim will be assessed by the Commissioner who will decide the course of action. The Commissioner will first attempt to reconcile parties. If no agreement can be reached, the Commissioner will consider evidence submitted by both parties and make a decision based on it. If any of the litigants is unhappy about the decision, they may appeal to court procedures.
For assistance in choosing the best way of settling employment litigation, please contact our Singapore lawyers.
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