HR News Roundup – 1 May 2020

Stay-home notice for foreign workers, dependants in construction sector extended to May 18 Coronavirus: Sharpest quarterly fall in employment since Sars in 2003 Coronavirus: Growth in local employment in healthcare, professional services Don’t ‘drop workers’: Companies and workers should take the long view, says PM Lee in May Day message 8 in 10 S’pore employees […]

HR News Roundup – 24 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Pass on jobs support to workers or lose future payouts, MOM warns employers Coronavirus: MOM, BCA remind employers to provide meals for construction workers during stay-home period Retrenchment and withdrawn job offers: Singapore’s labour market shows sign of COVID-19 strain COVID-19: All work permit and S pass holders in construction sector to be placed on […]

HR News Roundup – 17 Apr 2020

Over 140,000 employers to receive first payment from Jobs Support Scheme from April 15  Coronavirus: MOM steps up checks at factory-converted dorms for workers Leaders reveal the ‘most severe’ impacts of COVID-19 Getting ready for the rebound 28 employers fined for not taking safe distancing measures for workers in lorries News Sources: Channel NewsAsia, HRM […]

HR News Roundup – 10 Apr 2020

Covid-19 pandemic could lead to 150,000 to 200,000 retrenchments, say Maybank economists Covid-19: All returning Singaporeans, PRs and long-term pass holders to serve stay-home notice at dedicated facilities Employers urged to use Jobs Support Scheme payout to continue paying salaries during Covid-19 circuit breaker Task force to support foreign workers and dorm operators Additional $5.1b […]

HR News Roundup – 3 Apr 2020

COVID-19: Law firms see rise in queries on employee rights, employer obligations as economy slows COVID-19: 129 stop-work orders issued to workplaces that did not follow safe distancing measures, says MOM Covid-19: Fine, jail for employers who don’t make telecommuting arrangements where possible, staff who go to work while sick Pop-Up Care Centre for Drivers: […]

HR News Roundup – 27 Mar 2020

MOM to enforce safe-distancing measures; firms which flout rules face stop-work order COVID-19 Budget: What you need to know about the Resilience Budget measures Coronavirus: Firms urged to find longer-term housing for Malaysian staff Coronavirus: New MOM measures to help businesses, including SMEs, cope with outbreak NTUC Training Fund Brings Up Support for Self-Employed Persons […]

HR News Roundup – 20 Mar 2020

Union members affected by COVID-19 outbreak to receive one-off relief of up to S$300: NTUC  National Wages Council to convene early in light of COVID-19 pandemic $600m in payouts to over 90,000 employers under Wage Credit Scheme 10,000 M’sian workers affected by lockdown have found accommodation, Govt will continue helping the rest: Josephine Teo MOM […]

HR News Roundup – 12 Mar 2020

More job training support for four sectors hit hardest by Covid-19 ST-BT Budget Roundtable: Govt working on second stimulus package as Covid-19 situation has worsened, says DPM Heng Swee Keat Managing Excess Manpower During the Covid-19 Situation Commentary: COVID-19 – time for businesses and workers to have the guts to embrace the new normal News […]

HR News Roundup – 6 Mar 2020

Singapore’s travel advisory for employers in response to COVID-19 surge Freelancers to get triple boost: MOM unveils help with healthcare, retirement savings and training MOM further tightens foreign worker regime to develop ‘strong local core of skilled workers’ Coronavirus: 8,000 aviation sector workers to benefit from training and support package; NTUC to pump in $500,000 […]

HR News Roundup – 28 Feb 2020

Foreign worker levies kept to reduce dependence on foreign workers: Josephine Teo New NTUC programme to improve job matching for workers before retrenchment MOM acts against more workers and bosses over LOA breaches Coronavirus: HR’s role in business continuity plans  COVID-19: Singapore introduces Stay-Home Notice for those returning from China News Sources: Channel NewsAsia, The […]