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Singapore: the meaning of 'serious misconduct'
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Singapore
  • February 28 2017

Employment contracts often provide that employees may be dismissed without notice or payment in lieu of notice for 'serious misconduct'. However

The Surbana Firings: “termination simpliciter” no more?
  • Bird & Bird
  • Singapore
  • February 6 2017

It was recently alleged that Surbana Jurong had failed to observe “due process” when carrying out its purported poor performance firing on 14 January

Asia Employment Law: Quarterly Review - Issue 14: Fourth Quarter 2016
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan
  • February 6 2017

Asia's legal and human resources advisors are often required to function across multiple jurisdictions. Staying on top of employment-related legal

Asia Employment Law Horizon-Scanning - 2017 The Changing Face of the Employment Relationship
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Australia, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea
  • January 26 2017

Changes in the way we access goods and services, with a continuing focus on the use of technology, were a key feature of 2016

Give Labour Court more power to protect workers
  • RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP
  • Singapore
  • January 26 2017

With the Labour Court expanding to become the Employment Claims Tribunals covering more workers, it's time to equip it with more power to enforce its

Legal Advice Privilege: Risks for the Unwary
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Singapore, United Kingdom
  • January 17 2017

If a company's lawyers interview the company's employees as part of an internal investigation, can legal advice privilege protect the contents of the

Singapore Law Year in Review 2016 and Year to Come 2017
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Global, Singapore
  • January 5 2017

This Act is the most significant update of the Companies Act since 1999. Various provisions came into force in 2015 (Phase 1). The rest of the

Termination of Employment Contracts for Misconduct: Practical Guidelines
  • K&L Gates
  • Singapore
  • December 22 2016

The observations of the Singapore Court of Appeal (“CA”) in a coda to their judgment in Phosagro Asia Pte Ltd v Piattachanine, Iouri 2016 5 SLR 1052

The Singapore Court of Appeal Clarifies the Standard of Care Owed by Employers to Former Employees When Providing References
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Singapore
  • August 26 2016

It is fairly common for employers to be asked to provide references in respect of former employees. It is trite law that, in such a situation

Singapore: Employment Claims Tribunal to be established by April 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Singapore
  • August 17 2016

Following the passage of legislation on 16 August 2016, the new Employment Claims Tribunal (ECT) will commence hearing salary-related disputes