Remember my post one and a half years ago about my friend making a claim against his employer and how difficult it was? Basically, a PMET with monthly basic salary of more than S$4,500 is not covered under the Singapore Employment Act and I was questioning the purpose of having a salary cap. In March 2018, amendments to the Singapore Employment Act have been proposed that will finally bring about positive changes to the state of labour protection here.

It’s not a secret that Singapore has one of the worst developed country labour protection laws. The labour market is weighted heavily to the benefit of employers and this comes at the detriment of employees. Key proposed changes to the Singapore Employment Act that will help to change this include:

  • Removing the monthly salary cap of S$4,500 for an employee to be afforded protection under the Act; and
  • Wrongful dismissal claims will …