Singapore Luther News, April 2016
Since 1 April 2016, employers are required to issue itemised payslips and written key employment terms (KETs) to employees covered under the Employment Act. Employers must also maintain detailed employment records. In addition, there will be a new framework to treat less severe breaches of the Employment Act.
The recent amendments to the Employment Act shall avoid misunderstandings regarding the terms of employment and, by doing so, enable employees to better understand how their salary is calculated, what benefits they are entitled to and how to enforce their rights. These changes are the latest ones in a series of other changes to the Employment Act made in the preceding years, with the intention to extend better protection to employees. Employers should review their practices, handbooks and other guidelines to ensure compliance with the various changes.
Please find an overview of the changes here.