Employment disputes are usually sensitive in nature, emotionally charged and can affect the reputation of the parties involved. While knowledge of the applicable employment laws and regulations is important, we recognise that empathy is key to being effective in this area of practice and we have considerable experience advising a range of clients, including listed and private companies and directors, on a spectrum of employment disputes, such as breaches of contract, wrongful dismissals, breach of fiduciary duties, and the enforcement of non-compete covenants.
Rankings Received From Professional and Commercial Publications In 2020
The Singapore High Court, in its recent decision in Public Prosecutor v Jurong Country Club and another appeal  SGHC 150 (“PP v JCC”), reviewed the test for determining whether a particular person providing a specific service is an employee or an independent contractor. The background of the case and the decision of the Singapore High Court in respect of the above test are summarised below.
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CNPupdates – publications written by our Employment Lawyers
- Resumption of business at the workplace after circuit breaker period
- When an employee acquires confidential information without consent: case update on i-Admin (Singapore) Pte Ltd V Hong Ying Ting and others  SGCA 32
- Circuit Breaker measures for employees
- Employment Law Guide 2020
- Lawyer from CNPLaw authors the Singapore chapter of the Industrial Relations Law Across the World (2nd Edition) publication
- Tillman V Egon Zehnder Ltd  UKSC 32: The UK Supreme Court on the severance of non-competition covenants
- Termination of Employment – Some issues to consider
- Tripartite guidelines call for ‘responsible retrenchment’
- Employment law update on restraint clauses
- Case Update: Quality Assurance Management Asia Pte Ltd v Zhang Qing and others  SGHC 96
- The Enforceability of a Forfeiture-for-Competition clause in an Employment Contract
- Beyond the Four Walls of the Employment Contract – Good Faith, Fidelity and Fiduciary Duties
The Employment Disputes Team
Pradeep acts for corporations, whether they are private or listed companies, on all aspects of their business including advice and drafting of documentation on investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and restructurings. With Pradeep co-heading the Employment and Immigration team, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 has commented that CNPLaw has “a solid reputation” for assisting local and foreign clients, who are employers or employees, with a range of issues.
Bill is an English lawyer who is also registered to practise Singapore law and he is recognised by professional and commercial publications. For 2020, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific has “Recommended” him for Labour and Employment. Find out more about Bill by viewing his profile and read an article of his about employment, one in particular – Employment Law Guide 2020.
Soo Ling’s main areas of practice are intellectual property and dispute resolution. She has experience in a diverse range of matters such as building construction, company law, commercial law, disciplinary proceedings, employment law, family law, intellectual property, property law, probate & administration and shareholder disputes. For 2020, Soo Ling is recommended for Dispute Resolution.
Ravi has 32 years of legal experience. He specialises in corporate advisory and provides legal advice to directors and CEOs on laws and rules relating to directors’ duties and corporate governance. He has a wealth of experience in advising local and regional companies on investment agreements, joint ventures, and corporate structures.
Edwin’s practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, disciplinary proceedings, wills and probate, shareholders’ disputes, and employment matters. He has been involved in matters at all levels of the Singapore Courts (including the Court of Appeal), and has acted as lead counsel in matters before the High Court of Singapore and disciplinary tribunals (as prosecuting counsel).
Pei Ling has over 23 years of legal experience and has advised clients with Malaysian and Singaporean interests on their cross-border transactions, joint ventures, investments, commercial and technology agreements. Find out more about Pei-Ling by viewing her profile and read an article of hers about employment, one in particular – The test on when an independent contractor is legally an employee (Case update).
Huimin is a Senior Associate with the firm’s Dispute Resolution team and Family Law team. She was called to the Singapore bar in 2012. Her main area of practice is general civil and commercial litigation. She has been involved in various civil trials and hearings before the State Courts, the High Court and the Court of Appeal of Singapore.
Marvin’s main areas of practice include corporate advisory and general employment matters. Prior to joining CNPLaw, he trained and practised at a leading commercial law firm, under the practice areas of commercial litigation and international arbitration. Find out more about Marvin by viewing his profile and read an article of his about employment, one in particular – Employment Law Guide 2020.