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Recent Changes to the Employment Act – Practical Implications

Tay Yong Seng, Ang Ann Liang & Alyssa P'ng

[2019] SAL Prac 8

In November 2018, Parliament passed the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2018 to amend the Employment Act. The amendments took effect on 1 April 2019. Generally, all employees in Singapore will enjoy the protections afforded by the Employment Act. This article compares the differences between the Employment Act before and after the amendments, and highlights some of the practical implications for employers.