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Workplace Safety and Health Act Emphasizes Self-Regulation
  • Singapore
  • 03 May 2006

The entry into force of the new Workplace Safety and Health Act marks a move away from prescriptive standards, applicable to all industries and supported by subsidiary legislation, towards a culture of self-regulation in which responsibility is shared between industry stakeholders and confirmed in codes of practice.

Liability and Role of Judicial Managers Discussed
  • Singapore
  • 28 February 2001

A recent situation involving a judicial manager and the fate of the employees of a company under judicial management has come to light. The issue was whether to adopt the existing contracts of employment or to terminate them and execute fresh contracts. The judicial manager’s liability was also discussed.

Overview (November 2000)
  • Singapore
  • 29 November 2000

Including: Background; Contract of Employment; Statutory Law; Termination of Employment; Transfer of Employment; Personal Income Tax; Fund Contributions

Bonus not Included in Damages for Dismissal
  • Singapore
  • 25 October 2000

A recent Court of Appeal decision is significant because it defines and restricts an employer's liability for wrongful dismissal, in a time when share-option schemes, bonuses and other non-traditional forms of remuneration are fast becoming the norm.

New Tax Exemption on Gains from Stock Options
  • Singapore
  • 28 June 2000

The Ministry of Finance and the Inland Revenue Authority have announced that employees in Singapore can now enjoy a 50% income tax exemption on gains from exercising their stock options. However, employees will be able to enjoy the tax concession only if the company, the employee and the scheme itself satisfy certain eligibility requirements.

Jurisdictional Limits Imposed on Industrial Disputes
  • Singapore
  • 04 May 2000

A recent case discusses the jurisdictional requirements of the Industrial Arbitration Court. A broad legislative definition of 'trade dispute' does not protect the employee from first having to satisfy the jurisdictional requirements.

Director Severance Pay under Scrutiny
  • Singapore
  • 25 January 2000

A recent case concerning the legality of severance payments to directors in the absence of shareholder approval illustrates Singapore legal principles that differ from other common law nations. Unapproved payments may still be legal if the director provides some form of consideration is in exchange.

Court Finds Jurisdiction in Employment Act
  • Singapore
  • 17 September 1999

Court Finds Restraints of Trade Unreasonable
  • Singapore
  • 17 September 1999

New Rules on Share Option Schemes
  • Singapore
  • 10 May 1999

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