Expansion of the Foreign Employee Dormitories Act 2015 in a Post-Pandemic Era

Learn how to operate migrant worker dormitories in accordace to the Foreign Employee Dormitories Act


In the wake of the pandemic, a perennial concern arising for employers and contractors alike has been the management of outbreaks amongst migrant workers to minimise reductions in manpower. From 1 April 2023 onwards, the scope of the Foreign Employee Dormitories Act 2015 (FEDA) will be expanded to cover migrant worker dormitories with fewer than 1000 beds. This implements a consistent regulatory framework for dormitories of different sizes and types and introduces new requirements in order to manage outbreaks effectively. In this webinar, our speaker will touch on the changes arising from the expansion of the FEDA and highlight key standards to be complied with by operators of migrant worker dormitories.



  • Introduction to the Foreign Employee Dormitories Act 2015 and summary of changes coming into force from 1 April 2023 onwards

  • Key standards and requirements to be complied with by operators of migrant worker dormitories


Target audience

This webinar will be useful to operators of migrant worker dormitories, particularly those who are not required to be licensed under the FEDA but will be covered by the expanded scope coming into force on 1 April 2023. The FEDA currently only applies to dormitories with 1,000 or more beds.


Course Fee (Incl GST)

SCAL member: $132.00

CIJC member: $162.00

Non-member: $162.00


Speaker's Profile

Deborah Hoe, Senior Associate in the Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering Practice in WongPartnership LLP


Deborah Hoe is a Senior Associate in the Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering Practice in WongPartnership LLP. Deborah’s practice focuses on a wide range of dispute resolution matters. She has represented developers, contractors and consultants in local and international arbitrations, court proceedings, adjudications and mediations.

Her experience spans matters involving road infrastructure projects, water and land reclamation projects, waste management facilities, data centres, residential and office buildings, airport terminals and hospitals. Deborah also specialises in front-end project advisory work, such as drafting, reviewing and advising on tender documentation and building contracts (including standard forms such as the SIA Articles and Conditions of Building Contract, PSSCOC, the REDAS D&B Conditions of Contract and the FIDIC Conditions of Contract).

Course Duration

0.5 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 2.0 hours

  • Assessment Hours – 0 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • English

Funding Information

This webinar is not eligible for funding


Course Brochure

Expansion of the Foreign Employee Dormitories Act 2015 in a Post-Pandemic Era



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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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