HR News Roundup – 22 May 2020

9 in 10 want to continue working from home: Survey Tripartite advisory: What employers in Singapore should know about retrenchment linked to COVID-19 Your 15-minute guide: What businesses should expect when Singapore’s Circuit Breaker ends News Sources: The Straits Times, Human Resources OnlinePhoto by chuttersnap on Unsplash

HR News Roundup – 8 May 2020

What are some of the new rules at workplaces from May 12 as Singapore eases tightened Covid-19 circuit breaker measures Employers must pay foreign workers isolated in dormitories even if work passes are cancelled: MOM Coronavirus: MOM takes 230 companies, work pass holders to task for flouting circuit breaker rules, stay-home notices Nearly half of […]

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MOM, BCA remind employers to provide meals for construction workers during stay-home period Retrenchment and withdrawn job offers: Singapore’s labour market shows sign of COVID-19 strain COVID-19: All work permit and S pass holders in construction sector to be placed on […]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 – 21 Feb 2020

MOM: Send workers to hospitals only if it’s a medical emergency Singapore Budget 2020: Jobs Support Scheme to subsidise wages of local workers Budget 2020: More support for transformation of workforce, including SkillsFuture top-ups Singapore Budget 2020: Key takeaways for HR leaders and employers Company director jailed for withholding salaries of foreign workers, making them […]