Employer to get Fine for Infringing Workers Basic Employment Rights

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After some 600 employers denied their workers basic employment rights in 2012, the Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has stepped up their effort to enforce on the rights of the employees although they have also admit that not everyone employers will be caught up with this law due to the vast business industry and also that it might push too hard for businesses to operate as well.

Employers who flout the Employment Act could be fined up to S$ 10,000 or jailed for up to one year. 

Moreover during October 2013, MOM has proposed a minimum fine of S$ 3,000 for employers who fail to pay salaries for the first time, S$ 6,000 for repeat offenders. The proposed maximum fine for first time offenders was also raised to S$ 15,000 and S$ 30,000 for repeat offenders.

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