Understanding Employment of Foreign Workers and Its Recent Amendments

Gain insights and understanding of Singapore Employment laws


Course Introduction

Having a good knowledge and understanding of Employment law and is very critical in the light of employment law developments for foreign employees. Many changes have taken place and including new developments The webinar will consist of practical discussion, case studies, and negotiations exercises to better illustrate to participants on how to deal with foreign employee issues including the recent changes. The emphasis will be on handling foreign employees’ issues and implications.


Target audience

HR Professionals business owners, executives and other professionals involved in HR work.


Course Outline

Key Terms in the Employment Act

  • Definition of the Employment Act

  • Key terms relevant in the Employment Act

  • Key issues arising from the Employment Act


Salary and issues under the Employment Act

  • Payment of salary and its implications

  • Payment on public holidays and rest days

  • Difference in the payment upon termination of service

  • Termination and sending back of employees upon termination of contract

  • Extension of leave and other issues

  • Resolving and ironing out issues with employees


Pass issues and Employment of Foreign Workers Obligation

  • Work Permit S pass and Employment Pass conditions

  • Providing Dormitory and handling such issues

  • Medical issues under Singapore Employment Law for Foreign Workers

  • Case studies and discussions


Dismissal of Foreign Employees

  • Breach of employment laws by Employers in dismissal issues

  • Other obligations of Employers and recent changes

  • Case studies and discussions


Key Dispute Resolution and Mechanism under Employment Laws

  • Internal Dispute Resolution Mechanism and resolving issues

  • How are disputes resolved by Courts

  • Amicable resolutions and key implication

  • Case studies and discussions


Course Fees (Incl GST)

SCAL member: $162.00

CIJC member: $194.40

Non-member: $194.40


Trainer Profile

David Shanmugam

David is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He 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.

Over the years, he has conducted legal training for the corporate sector on the various practical legal issues facing the corporate field and has lectured for many training institutions, on Business and Company Law. He currently conducts seminars and workshops regularly for Directors, HR and Finance Professionals.


Course Duration

0.5 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 3.0 hours

  • Assessment Hours – 0 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • English

Funding Information

This webinar is not eligible for funding.


Course Brochure 

Understanding Employment Foreign Workers and Its Recent Amendments



An e-Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participant who complete the course with 100% attendance. 



A notice of replacement / postponement together with the full particulars of the new participant (for replacement) must be given to us AT LEAST 3 working days before course commencement. A charge of S$50 (replacement) or S$100 (postponement) will be imposed on such changes. 



A notice of cancellation must be given at least 3 working days before commencement of the course and 50% of course fee will be charged /returned. If notice is given less than 3 working days before the first day of the course, there will be no refund/100% charged.


Special Class

Available upon request.


For more information, please contact Ms Tan Wei Xuan at 67939020 or email weixuan@scal-academy.com.sg

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