Expertise

Employment

Employment

Stable employer-employee relations are important to every business. Establishing a solid legal foundation for your employment practices can contribute substantially to the productivity of your workplace.

We can help by providing pragmatic advice on how to comply with employment laws and regulations, prepare employment contracts and employee handbooks, advise on employment implications of corporate reorganisations, manage retrenchment issues and create effective strategies and solutions in relation to sensitive and critical employment matters.

Our expertise in employment matters includes advising on:

  • Employment agreements and employee handbooks
  • Employee compensation and benefits
  • Company restructuring and retrenchment issues
  • Non-competition and restrictive covenants
  • Employee personal data protection compliance
  • Employment due diligence as part of acquisition deals
  • Regulations and programs related COVID-19 (and future public health emergencies)
  • Risk management

Credentials

Representative Matters

Employee recruitment

Advised TMT and FinTech companies on recruitment policies and employment agreements in Singapore.

Share option issues

Represented blockchain start-ups accelerator on structuring and employment law compliance issues in connection with its share option plan for its global team.

Employee benefits and share incentives

Acted for healthcare technology services provider in connection with its employment agreement template and employee share option plan.

Employee retrenchment

Advised a global media and marketing services company on retrenchment regulations.

Employment and COVID-19 regulatory compliance advice

Assisted a US-based private equity fund on compliance with Singapore employment laws and regulations and COVID-19-related government support schemes.

Independent contractors

Advised a leading executive search firm in Asia on independent contractor agreement issues.

Testimonials

OrionW provides “an excellent service, is very knowledgeable in the technology sector and provides excellent value for money.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 edition

Testimonials

OrionW is “a high quality TMT firm with reliable and consistent output.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 edition

Testimonials

OrionW has “deep sectoral knowledge of telecommunications and technology and associated regulation; diligent, timely and cost-effective work.”

Asialaw Profiles 2021 edition

Testimonials

OrionW is a “great boutique law firm specialising in technology. The firm is strong on complex commercial technology arrangements. The soft skills of the firm are impressive including clear and responsive communication with clients.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 edition

Testimonials

“OrionW is very strong on technology law, including regulatory, commercial and M&A matters, and my ‘go to’ firm in Singapore.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 edition

Testimonials

“We enjoyed working with OrionW. Communication, understanding of the deal, knowledge and application of the law as well as good budget management were all strengths. There were no weaknesses during the transaction.”

Asialaw Profiles 2020 edition

Testimonials

OrionW provides “an excellent service, is very knowledgeable in the technology sector and provides excellent value for money.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 edition

Testimonials

OrionW is “pragmatic, responsive, set expectations correctly.”

Asialaw Profiles 2020 edition

Testimonials

OrionW is “knowledgeable about the regulatory issues. Assisted with regulator communications.”

Asialaw Profiles 2019 edition

Testimonials

“Winnie Chang is an extremely experienced and able technology lawyer, with a very practical commercial approach.

Asialaw Profiles 2023 edition

Testimonials

“Winnie Chang has a robust practice in the TMT space and frequently advises on matters relating to fintech, including blockchain and payment services issues. She is well placed to handle cross-border mandates.”

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2021 edition

Insights

Stay Informed

The Singapore High Court held an employer vicariously liable for copyright infringement by an employee seeking to improve his workplace skills using unauthorised software.

Employer Held Vicariously Liable for Employee Copyright Infringement

Date
Apr 10, 2023
Author
OrionW
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Singapore will progressively require all employment pass holders to score at least 40 points under COMPASS, a new points-based system for evaluating applications and renewals.

Overview of COMPASS—the Complementarity Assessment Framework for Employment Pass Applications

Date
Apr 7, 2023
Author
OrionW
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The Singapore government announced that COVID-19 safe management measures will be fully lifted from 13 February 2023. This insight provides an update of the changes at the workplace setting.

Lifting of Safe Management Measures at the Workplace

Date
Feb 12, 2023
Author
OrionW
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