With disruption becoming commonplace across the global economy, businesses have to continuously evaluate their strategic directions and reorganise their workforce to remain competitive. These processes may lead to the reshuffling of employees, the outsourcing of certain roles and workforce reduction.
We provide legal advice to our clients on how they can effect such changes in a manner that is fair to the parties involved, with a view towards minimising any ill-feelings that may give rise to disputes. This grants our clients the flexibility and confidence to reorganise their workforce so that they can adapt to constantly shifting market needs.
Rankings Received From Professional and Commercial Publications
The Tripartite Advisory on Managing Excess Manpower and Responsible Retrenchment (“Advisory”) was updated by tripartite partners (comprising the Ministry of Manpower (“MOM”), the National Trade Union Congress and the Singapore National Employers Federation) partners on 17 October 2020. The Advisory, which provided further guidance on the conduct of retrenchment exercises in Singapore was last updated in March 2020, and introduced a list of cost-saving measures that employers should consider and adopt as an alternative to retrenchment.
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- CNPLaw advised a multi-national company on transferring employees within the group to create a regional sales hub in Singapore
CNPupdates – publications written by our Employment Lawyers
- Ministerial statement providing further support for businesses and workers
- Changes to Singapore work pass requirements
- Indonesian Investment Updates – A quick introduction to Indonesian Labour Law
- Employment Law Guide 2020
- Resumption of business at the workplace after circuit breaker period
- Changes to employment laws and related regulations for older employees
The Workforce Restructuring and Termination of Employment 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.
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).
Kenn’s practice covers a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign investments and private equity transactions. In 2018, Kenn was nominated as part of Singapore’s 20 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under by Singapore Business Review.
In addition to Li Fei’s experience in acting for banks on varied transactions and in general corporate law, he also helps individuals in estate planning, including the legal aspects of wealth management, advising on and setting up trusts and off-shore structures to secure their future and the future of their families.
Lorraine is experienced in advising clients, comprising start-ups and SMEs to multinational firms, on general corporate legal matters, including compliance with applicable laws such as personal data protection and employment/immigration.
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 – Upcoming Amendments to The Employment Act.
Wan Shuen regularly assists in the formation and operation of private funds in several jurisdictions, including drafting the full range of fund documentation, as well as the provision of related regulatory advice. She is also regularly involved in other transactional work involving mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, and employment issues.