Singapore to Issue New Work Visa to Attract Top-tier Foreign Technology Professionals

Singapore will issue a new work visa (Tech.Pass) to top-tier foreign technology professionals starting from January 2021. Applicants do not need to have pre-arranged employment sponsorship in Singapore and will have greater flexibility in the activities they can undertake while in the country than holders of the current range of work visas.

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Singapore's Job Support in the Time of COVID-19

The Jobs Support Scheme has been introduced in Singapore to encourage employers to retain their employees in response to the economic challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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At a Glance: Singapore's Key Measures in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Singapore has announced a range of programmes and measures in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This article summarises the key announcements as of 7 April 2020.

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Employment Act Amendments Take Effect on 1 April 2019

The Singapore Employment Act is amended to keep up with evolving employment practices and workforce trends. The new amendments extend the Core Provisions (including paid annual and sick leaves, paid public holidays and wrongful dismissals) to managers and executives, increase non-workingmen's salary caps, enhance employers' flexibility and enhance the employment dispute resolution framework.

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Proposed Changes to the Employment Act in Singapore

On 18 January 2018, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) began a public consultation to gather feedback on its proposed changes to the Employment Act (Chapter 91) (Employment Act) in Singapore. The proposed changes seek to strengthen the protection of employees and to streamline the dispute resolution processes for employment-related disputes.

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