Other employment law issues

Disciplinary and grievance procedures, internal rules, employment records, transfer of undertakings.

Singapore :: Educational verification requirements

Applicants from China applying for Employment Passes to Singapore must now provide proof of qualifications from one of the following sources: The China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHSI), China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Information (CDGDC), or Global verification agencies such as Dataflow or Risk Management Intelligence …

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Singapore :: Transfer of undertakings

If an undertaking or part of an undertaking is transferred from one person to another, the transfer will not terminate the employment of workers employed by the transferor — the contract will have the same effect after the transfer (as if it was originally made between the employee and the transferee) …

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Singapore :: Work records

Under the Employment Act every employer must prepare and keep a register that clearly records the employee’s name, address, basic pay and allowances and amounts of deductions …

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Singapore :: Rights over employee inventions

According to Singapore’s Patent Act, employee inventions will be taken as belonging to the employer when: the invention was made in the course of the employee’s normal duties or while performing duties outside the norm but specifically assigned to the employee and in either case, it was reasonably expected that the invention resulted from carrying out these duties; or  the invention was made in the course of the employee’s duties and when making the invention, due to the nature of the work duties and the employee’s responsibilities, the employee had  a special obligation to develop the interests of the employer’s company …

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Singapore :: Grievance procedures

Complaints of discrimination Under the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices, employers should establish mechanisms to deal with any complaints or problems that arise as a result of discrimination …

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Singapore :: Disciplinary procedures

Before an employer can dismiss or discipline an employee who is covered by the provisions of the Employment Act on the ground of misconduct (defined as conduct which is inconsistent with the fulfilment of the express or implied term and conditions in the contract of service) they must first carry out an enquiry …

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