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Amendments to the Singapore Employment Act: The Employment Claims Tribunal – Part 3

This post is the last in our series on the Employment (Amendment) Bill (the “Bill”) which was passed by parliament ...
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Amendments to the Singapore Employment Act: The Employment Claims Tribunal – Part 2

This post is the second in our series on the Employment (Amendment) Bill (the “Bill”) where we discuss the proposed ...
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Amendments to the Singapore Employment Act: How will it affect you? – Part 1

On 2 October 2018, the Parliament of Singapore tabled the Employment (Amendment) Bill (the “Bill”). The Second and Third Reading ...
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Incisive Law Workplace Safety

Injury out of scope covered by WICA provisions

Whether “something in fact transpired in the course of his work which made the injury occur when it did” is ...
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Insurer fails in bid to reject claim for foreign worker’s medical expenses

In a decision[1] welcomed by employers and employees alike, the Singapore Court of Appeal (“CA”) has rejected an insurer’s argument ...
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Singapore High Court orders employer to pay seven days’ salary to employee dismissed for misconduct.

An employee was dismissed for misconduct involving forgery of documents.  He made a claim for wrongful dismissal on various grounds ...
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What damages may an employer have to pay for breach of duty?

A year after the Singapore Court of Appeal (“CA”) clarified the principles and factors that the Singapore courts will apply ...
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Incisive Law Employment Blog - What is Workplace Harrassment

What is Workplace Harassment

What constitutes workplace harassment? Workplace harassment can occur when a person at the workplace behaves in a way that is ...
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Incisive Law Employment Blog - Protection from Harrassment

Protection from Harassment

Protection from Harassment Act 2014 (“POHA”) POHA provides for the criminalisation of certain harassing behaviour. For example, a person who ...
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Employer's Liability for Harrassment

Employer’s Liability for Harassment

Employers’ exposure to potential liability for harassment Although the Protection from Harassment Act (“POHA”) does not oblige employers to implement ...
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Incisive Law Employment Blog

Arising out of and in the course of his employment

“Arising out of and in the course of his employment” – this phrase which encompasses two concepts – what does ...
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Incisive Law Workplace Safety

Workplace Safety – Fatality at Bakery

MOM says: “Safety should never be taken for granted” In a press release dated 17 May 2017, the Ministry of ...
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Incisive Law Employer Negligence

Employer’s Negligence

Employer cannot rely on the fact that its worker did not have a work permit, to deny claim for damages ...
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Incisive Law WSHA

Director’s Liability for Workplace Safety

Personal liability for the managing director in addition to sanction of the company, for breach of Workplace Safety and Health ...
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Will terms be implied by the Singapore Courts into written employment contracts?

Notwithstanding the general position that an employee’s terms of employment is to be construed by reference to the express terms ...
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Who is covered under the Employment Act?

Knowing your rights under the Employment Act. While most non-salary related employment disputes are governed by contract, it is nonetheless ...
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Employment Claims Tribunal – What Does This Bode?

As of 1 April 2017, the Employment Claims Tribunal (ECT) has been convened to replace the Labour Court in adjudicating ...
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Employer’s Duty of Care

It is no surprise that there is a common law duty of care owed by employers to their employees, but ...
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