Employment Act


Ministry of Manpower expects all companies and businesses to comply with all the employment laws of Singapore. The Employment Act is the key legislature governing employment contracts in Singapore. It stipulates the basic terms and conditions of employment that organisations must abide by. It is essential for any HR practitioners and anyone who have to manage employees to have an in-depth understanding of its interpretation and application. An up to date knowledge of the law will keep your organisation from infringements. In addition, it will help you make timely advice and quality decision for management


Course outline

In this one-day workshop, participants will be able to have good understanding of the various provisions of the Employment Act and its applications in day-to-day dealings at the workplace.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to answer some typical questions such as:

This one-day course will cover:

  • Who does the Employment Act covers
  • Key Feature of Employment Act
  • Terms in the Contract of Service
  • Matters Regarding Salary
  • Rest Day, Hours of Works, Holidays & Other Condition of Service
  • Maternity Protection & Benefits


Upon finishing the course, participants should be able to understand:

  • the coverage of the Employment Act
  • the legality of clauses in employment contracts,
  • the type of leave entitlements that is obligatory and those that is discretionary,
  • the accepted way to calculate salary, and,
  • the obligations and benefits of the employers and employees under the Employment Act.


Target Audience

The course will be useful to Managers, HR practitioners and non- HR practitioners such as executives, line managers and supervisors with staff responsibility, and other operational / administrative staff who wish to know the application of the regulatory requirements.


Course Fees (Incl GST)

SCAL Member Fee: $270.00

CIJC Member Fee: $300.00

Non-Member Fee: $300.00


Trainer’s profile:

Richard Thai

MBA(NUS),B.Sc.(hons), PGDE, MSCS


Richard Thai is a Principal Consultant from Allegro Consulting Pte Ltd. He has worked on projects with companies like Fudo Construction Co. Ltd, Kusan Construction Co. Ltd, Samsung Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd, McConnell Dowell South East Asia Pte Ltd. Projects experience include ground improvements to MRT projects to building projects.


Richard Thai had over 26 years of experience regarding running companies and providing consultancies to implement ERP projects for companies. He has conducted many academic courses on Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting for academic institutes like the Republic Polytechnic, RMIT, MIFM seminars and workshops for companies. He has been described by many as a motivating and entertaining speaker with the unique ability to engage a wide audience.


Richard Thai graduated from the National University of Singapore with BSc (Hons) and Master in Business Administration and has Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the Institute of Education (NIE). Currently he is teaching in the institutions like the Republic Polytechnic, SIM and various business schools. He has designed many courses in areas like Human Resource, IT, finance management, operations process, costing, marketing, sales, service management, team management.

Course Duration

1.0 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 7.0 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • English

Funding Information

This online learning is not eligible for funding.

Course Brochure

Employment Act

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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 Mr Law Jia Hao at 67939020 or email jiahao@scal-academy.com.sg

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