The Singaporean Manpower Ministry (MOM) is inviting public feedback

The Singapore Manpower Ministry (MOM) is inviting public feedback for the second phase of reviews of the Employment Act (EA) and the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (EFMA).

MOM said the reviews of the EA and EFMA will cover the protection for workers under non-traditional work arrangements while ensuring that the creation of jobs for this category of workers is not impeded. The types of workers includes term contract workers, outsourced workers and freelancers.

The review will also look at additional protection for vulnerable low-wage workers.

For example, it would explore if written employment terms and electronic payment of workers' salaries should be made mandatory. MOM said this could help avoid disputes with employers about such terms and to ensure timely salary payments.

Another area that the review would cover is the circumstances under which foreign workers could be allowed to change employers.

Members of the public can send their views to MOM through mail or email by October 30, 2013.

30th July 2013