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.
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Updated guidelines on responsible retrenchment
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
- Indonesian Investment Updates – Omnibus Law and Changes to the Labour Law
- 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