Employment Law 2016 - New Legislation and Stricter Enforcement

Key Changes to the Amended Employment Act with effect from 1 April 2016.

Area of Training : Legal

SkillsFuture Code: CRS-N-0032829


Employment Law 2016 – New Legislation and Stricter Enforcement
Key Changes to the Amended Employment Act with effect from 1 April 2016.

An Important MUST KNOW Guide to all the Key Changes for HR Practitioners, Busness Owners and Consultants

The Employment Act is the key legislature governing employment relations in Singapore. With effect from 1st April 2016, besides stipulating the basic terms and conditions of employment and the rights and obligations of employers and employees, MOM has set up a framework to treat breaches of the Employment Act as “civil breaches” which attract administrative penalties. The consequences for not fully in compliance of the Amended Employment Act may include legal action, suspension of new hiring and other administrative penalties. Companies names may also be made public which will adversely affect the repuation of the company. Thus it is absolutely vital for managers and business owners to understand and be in full compliance of this amended law of employment.


The course is specially designed so that the participants appreciate the complexities of the law of employment which is a difficult and layered subject encompassing a diverse number of aspects. There will be discussion of matters as wide-ranging as express terms and implied terms, the law relating to restraint of trade and the law relating to termination among others. Apart from the principles of employment law which will be addressed from a practical perspective, there will be many case studies to illustrate the principles in action.


All persons in organizations, whether large or small companies or small business owners who are responsible for the employment of one or more employees. These include Company Directors, HR Directors and Managers, Administrative Officers and Company Secretaries. Those who are employees will also find the course useful as it is important to understand their rights and obligations.


Combination of lectures, case studies, and group discussions


Human resources managers and generalists, employee relations specialists, trainers and OD practitioners who are responsible for coaching others and/or creating a coaching environment in their organization.

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khaleel-namazie-profileKhaleel was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1994. He is also a member of the Law Society of England & Wales. He read for a Bachelor’s Degree in Law at the National University of Singapore and for a Master’s Degree in Computer and Communications Law at Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, the component subjects which were Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, Telecommunications Law, Electronic Banking Law and Internet Law.

Apart from his experience in advising local and international clients in private practice on a variety of commercial, corporate and litigation matters, Khaleel worked in the Asia Pacific Legal Department of Hewlett-Packard Singapore Pte Ltd as a Commercial Contracts Manager with special responsibility for the Asia Emerging Countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Vietnam and with Singapore Telecommunications Limited as Senior Legal Counsel as part of the SingTel Global Offices team. During that time, he was also responsible for negotiating the legal aspects of a number of high value telecommunications and IT agreements with a significant number of Fortune 500 companies.

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Register today to avoid disappointment; all registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register, please download registration form and email/fax to training@aventisglobal.edu.sg | 6720 2222

Date: 9 – 10 May 2016 (Mon – Tue)

Venue: 100 Orchard Road, Concorde Hotel Singapore

Time: 9am to 5pm (14 Hours)

Fee: S$ 680.00 (excluding GST)

Enquiries Please contact @ 6720 3333 or email: training@aventisglobal.edu.sg




Introduction to employment law in Singapore (9.00am – 9.45am)

  • Review of employment legislation
  • The development of employment law by the Courts

Rights under the employment contract and the law (9.45am – 10.45am)

  • The employee and the independent contractor
  • Rights of employers, employees and independent contractors
  • Rights of employers and employees under the Employment Act 

Tea-Break (15 Min) 

The terms of the employment contract (11.00am – 12.15pm)

  • Incorporation of terms
  • Express terms and their interpretation
  • Terms implied by statute law and the common law
  • Variation of terms
  • Case studies

Lunch (1 Hour)

How to effectively handle the termination of employees (1.15pm – 3.15pm)

  • Types of termination clauses in employment contracts
  • Summary dismissal and constructive dismissal
  • Garden leave
  • Issues to be considered before initiating termination
  • The rights of the respective parties upon termination
  • Liability for breach of the employment contract
  • Drafting employment contracts to minimize disputes
  • Case studies

Tea-Break (15 Min) 

Restrictive covenants in employment contracts (3.30pm – 5.00pm)

  • Non-competition clauses
  • Non-solicitation clauses
  • The attitude of the courts towards the enforceability of such clauses
  • Case studies


The enforcement of confidentiality clauses in the employment contract (9.00am – 10.30am)

  • Confidential information and trade secrets
  • The confidentiality clause and the non-disclosure agreement
  • Remedies for breach of confidentiality including injunctive relief
  • The Personal Data Protection Act
  • Case studies

Tea-Break (15 Min) 

Harassment, bullying and other misconduct (10.45am- 11.15am)

  • Identifying workplace bullying and harassment
  • The investigative process
  • The Protection from Harassment Act
  • Case studies

Retirement and retrenchment (11.15am – 12.45pm)

  • The Retirement and Re-employment Act
  • Structuring an effective post retirement workforce
  • What constitutes retrenchment
  • When does the right to retrench arise
  • When is an employee entitled to retrenchment benefits

Lunch (1 Hour)

Insolvency and change of control and its effect on the employment contract (1.45pm – 3.00pm)

  • The effect of judicial management
  • The impact of a winding up
  • The change in control clause

Tea-Break (15 Min)

Litigation and alternative dispute resolution (3.15pm – 5.00pm)

  • Introduction to the litigation process
  • Overview of mediation and arbitration
  • Pros and cons of mediation, arbitration and litigation

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