Employment contracts and related documentation, such as employee handbooks, reflect the dynamics between employers and employees, and they have an important role in setting the right tone for the working relationship.
We provide legal advisory services to our clients and work with them in the preparation and review of employment contracts and related documentation to ensure that they are in line with their expectations. In doing so, we play a role in shaping human-resource policies that strike a balance between the commercial objectives of employers, and the individual rights and interests of their employees.
Having an appreciation of how improved productivity is a natural corollary of a happy workforce, we also advise clients on various employee and workplace initiatives. One of the popular forms of employee incentives are share-option schemes, and our employment and tax law practice collaborates to effectively advise clients on the implementation and tax treatment of such schemes.
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.
The Employment Contracts and Relations 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 Tripartite Guidelines.
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.
Pei Ling has over 19 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).
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.