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Main risks facing employers and employees in the foreign domestic worker industry
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Value Penguin Foreign Domestic Workers (FDW) make up one of the largest groups of migrant workers in Singapore due to the increasing need for Singaporeans to hire full-time help. Though demand is increasing, employers and workers face a number of significant risks. These Read More

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MOM: Growth in local employment is likely to remain positive
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in its latest statement on the labour outlook has commented that the labour market has continued to improve in the third quarter of 2017, with the drop in total employment in this period being lower than that in the Read More

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7 ways to save on foreign domestic worker-related expenses
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

by Value Penguin Hiring a full-time foreign domestic helper is expensive and keeping her employed over a length of time means your associated costs will only continue to increase. Since domestic help employers are responsible for covering a plethora of expenses relating to their Read More

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Aviva to offer 16 weeks of equal parental leave on full pay with effect from 19 November
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Last updated on December 6th, 2017 at 04:50 pmAviva announced on last Friday (24 November) that it will offer male and female staff in Singapore equal parental leave on full pay for 16 weeks when the child arrives with effect from 19 November Read More

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Empower survivors of violence to speak up, seek help and make informed choices
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME) On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we call upon the Singapore government to strengthen social support systems and access to remedies for women and girls who are survivors of violence. Migrant domestic Read More

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For how long has the security industry’s overtime limit exemption been in force?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Basic pay for security officers to go up by $300 over next 3 years, limit on overtime hours” (Straits Times, Nov 23). It states that Security officers will be paid more while working fewer overtime hours each month Read More

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Security officers recommended to be paid higher wage and less overtime work from 2019
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Security Tripartite Cluster (STC) has recommended to increase the wage floor of security officers starting from 2019 after reviewing the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) and overtime exemption (OTE) for the private security industry. The STC, in consultation with the tripartite partners, has Read More

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National Jobs Bank is meaningless?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

The National Jobs Bank should disclose the statistics I refer to the article “Will the Jobs Bank really make a difference?” (Human Resources newsletter). It states that “But do senior HR practitioners here believe the Jobs Bank will make a difference? One regional Read More

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High Court victory sets precedent for migrant workers’ rights
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics Imagine paying thousands of dollars to land a job with a faraway employer you’ve never met or signed a contract with. That’s an unavoidable reality for many low wage migrant workers. Often, prior to arrival, the only Read More

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High Court: Migrant worker should be paid basic salary as stated in In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

A High Court judge has ruled that a migrant worker should be paid the basic salary stated in the in-principle approval (IPA) letter he got before coming to Singapore and that without any other written agreement by both employer and employee, the letter Read More

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