The Employment Act

Course code: TGS-2020500527

Keep up-to-date with the legislative and regulatory changes in the Employment Act. Learn to interpret the Act confidently and apply it correctly.

Date: 21 & 22 Oct 2021

Status: –

Available Dates
Course Fees
  • Early Bird (EB) S$577.80

    Early bird date in brackets

  • Normal S$642.00
  • Members S$535.00

    Fees are inclusive of 7% GST

Virtual Training: EON will provide lunch
Physical Training: No meal or drink can be provided as per SSG’s advice

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 has to operate the Employment Act in the workplace 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.

This course is designed to keep you up-to-date on the legislative and regulatory changes that influence organisations. After the course, you will be confident to interpret the Act and apply it correctly. For business owners and employers, this would keep you well-advised to ensure that your business is in order and compliant with employment regulations.

After the workshop, you will be able to:

  • understand the legislation that governs human capital relations in Singapore and its provisions
  • interpret the Employment Act and its clauses competently, and apply correctly
  • appreciate the implications of various provisions
  • keep up to date with the latest amendments to the Act
  • review company HR policy and practices


  • Macro Perspectives of EA Changes
    – EA Changes and its rationale
    – Implications of EA Changes for Organisations
    – Consequences of EA Changes for HR Practitioners
  • Key Features and Definition
    – Overview of the Parts and Sections
    – Interpretation of Terms
    – Contracts of Service versus Contracts for Service (Definition of Employee)
    – Differentiate Workman, Non-Workmen & PME (Professional, Managers and Executives)
    – Who are protected by the Act?
    – Who are not covered under the Act?
    – Are PMEs protected by the Act?
  • Contract of Service
    – Illegal Terms
    – Contract of Service versus Contract for Service
    – Termination of Contract with notice and without notice
    – Notice of Termination of Contract
    – Dismissal and Misconduct of Employees
    – Cross Reference to TAFEP guidelines
    – TADPM and ECT (Employment Claim Tribunals)
  • Payment of Salary
    – Salary Period and Time of Payment
    – Salary Computation
    – Cross Reference to Income Tax Act
    – Authorised and Unauthorised Deductions
  • Rest Days, Hours of Work and Other Conditions of Service
    – Rest Day
    – Computation of Salary for Work on Rest Day
    – Hours of Work and Overtime Pay Computation
    – Annual Leave
    – Retrenchment Benefits
    – Retirement Benefits (and Cross Reference to Retirement and Re-Employment Act)
    – Annual Wage Supplement
  • Maternity Leave and Childcare Leave
    – Maternity Benefits
    – Childcare Leave
    – Cross Reference to Childcare Development Co-savings Act
  • Holidays and Sick Leave Entitlements
    – Holiday Benefits
    – Computation of Salary for Work on Public Holiday
    – Sick Leave and Hospitalisation Leave Entitlement
    – Sick Leave Entitlement During Probation & After Confirmation
Who should attend?

New and emerging HR managers, business owners, HR professionals, HR generalists, employee relations persons and consultants who have to operate the Employment Act in the workplace.


Participants are guided through practical steps of the topic with a combination of lectures, case studies, and group discussions.


Ms Joan Heng has accumulated significant talent and leadership development experience through her senior HR leadership roles in various organisations.

She has successfully developed strategies, programs and frameworks to drive talent development and succession planning – building different levels of leadership pipeline, from assessing the potential and readiness of the High-Potentials, to identifying the skills and knowledge; strengths and gaps for development. She has also collaborated with global and regional partners to launch learning programs through regional learning community and market learning champions.

As a change agent responsible in engaging the employees and fostering the environment needed for the business’ strategic direction, Joan has directed organisational development and changes within South East Asia and Asia Pacific regions.

Joan is also an experienced corporate trainer and has passion in delivery and engagement of learners. As an ICF credentialed Associate Certified Coach, she also coaches leaders using the transformative coaching model to make good leaders great.

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