Mandarin Seminar - Understanding the Law of Dismissal & Employment Termination in Singapore

Mandarin Seminar - Termination Management: Understanding Employment Laws and Procedures in Singapore


The ability to manage employees’ termination is paramount to building an effective workforce in the organization. Unfair termination practices can lead to lower employee morale, affect performances, damage Company’s image and often subject the organization to unnecessary legal disputes. With the amendment of the Employment Act during the last five years, among others, greater protection has been accorded to pregnant employees, professionals, managers and executives (whose basic salaries are not more than $4,500) from unfair termination of employment. In 2009, a new definition of the term “dismiss” has now greater implications for employers in termination cases. It is therefore important and timely for employers to have a better handle on the various laws on termination, dismissal and retrenchment- including common law principles.



  • Define the term ‘employment termination’

  • Understand the various forms of termination

  • Acquire knowledge of recent amendments to the Singapore Employment Act that affect employment termination practices

  • Develop an effective termination procedure

  • A clear understanding of the right ways to end employment relationships, and thereby minimize disputes

  • Gain a fundamental understanding of the do’s & don’ts in terminating employment contracts of employees



  • Definition of employment termination

  • Outline the various forms of termination

  • Application of the Employment Act to the various forms of termination

  • Establish an effective termination process

  • Legal obligations of the employer under the various forms of termination

  • Outline the ways of handling the different forms of termination

  • The use of progressive disciplinary actions

  • Salary payment matters in relation to termination

  • Difference between redundancy and retrenchment


Benefits of attending this seminar

  • Acquire knowledge of the various forms of termination

  • A clear understanding of the Employment Act in relation to termination

  • Establish the various ways of handling employees’ termination

  • Able to develop an effective termination process and a progressive disciplinary procedure


Course Fees(Incl GST)

SCAL Member Fee: $182.00

Non-Member Fee: $212.00


Speaker Profile

Mr Hubert KUM

Mr Hubert KUM is currently the Principal Consultant of Elite HR Services Pte Ltd which offers HR consultancy services in addition to the company’s core business in the provision of recruitment and employment search services. His clients are mainly from the Oil and Gas, Manufacturing and Services sectors. Mr Hubert KUM has accumulated more than 20 years of human resources management experience serving the MNCs and SMEs SMEs (NTUC Income, Agility Logistics, Tally Solutions, Metal Component Engineering) in various industries. Leading a team of HR professionals as Head of Department then, Mr Hubert KUM spearheaded the HR initiatives in the organizations that he worked with including the formulation of HR policies, reviewing of compensation and benefits programs as well as learning and development activities within those organizations. He is also a course facilitator with 15 years of lecturing experience at certificate, diploma and degree levels in subjects such as Human Resource Management as well as Marketing and Business. He holds a Master in Business Administration (HR major) from the University of Central Queensland, a Graduate Diploma in Compensation and Benefits Management from the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) and a Diploma in HRM from the then Singapore Productivity Board.

Course Duration

0.5 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 3.0 hours

  • Assessment Hours – 0 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • Mandarin

Funding Information

This webinar is not eligible for funding.



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

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