HR News Roundup – 19 June 2020

How Singapore employees feel about HR’s role in improving resilience: Survey 6 key takeaways of Singapore’s labour market Q1 report 7 workplaces ordered to cease operations for lapses in safe management measures; 52 fines of $1,000 each issued to employers: MOM All travellers coming into Singapore to be tested before stay-home notice ends News Sources: […]

HR News Roundup – 5 Jun 2020

3 workplaces forced to stop operations for instructing staff to return instead of working from home 46% of Singaporeans afraid of losing jobs despite government support Work pass holders urged to follow safe distancing rules or risk having passes revoked: MOM No one is too old to hire, too qualified to adapt: Tharman Employers must let […]

HR News Roundup – 29 May 2020

Singapore’s $S33bn Fortitude Budget: Key highlights for HR and employers NTUC to focus on preserving and matching jobs, worker training, says Ng Chee Meng Singapore heads for worst recession since independence; economy to shrink by 7% to 4% on Covid-19 impact Working from home should be default mode in first 2 phases of reopening ater Covid-19 […]

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MOM, BCA remind employers to provide meals for construction workers during stay-home period Retrenchment and withdrawn job offers: Singapore’s labour market shows sign of COVID-19 strain COVID-19: All work permit and S pass holders in construction sector to be placed on […]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