Employment Disputes



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.





Accolades

Rankings Received From Professional and Commercial Publications In 2020




  • Asialaw Profiles : Recommended for Labour and Employment

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  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific : Recommended for Labour and Employment; and Dispute Resolution

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Practice Highlights



The test on when an independent contractor is legally an employee (Case update)

The test on when an independent contractor is legally an employee (Case update)

The Singapore High Court, in its recent decision in Public Prosecutor v Jurong Country Club and another appeal [2019] 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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The Employment Disputes Team




Pradeep Kumar Singh Admin Partner at CNPLaw

Admin Partner

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.

          



See Tow Soo Ling Legal Partner at CNPLaw LLP image

Partner

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. Find out more about Soo Ling by viewing her profile and read an article of hers about employment, one in particular – Case Update: Quality Assurance Management Asia Pte Ltd v Zhang Qing and others [2013] SGHC 96.

          



Ravindran Ramasamy Legal Partner at CNPLaw LLP image

Partner

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 Chia Partner at CNPLaw LLP

Partner

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).

          



Sharleen Eio Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP image

Senior Associate

Sharleen has experience in a wide spectrum of legal advisory and disputes work. She has advised and represented a number of international companies and high net-worth individuals in complex cross-border disputes. Sharleen successfully acted as lead counsel in a landmark case before the High Court in Liu Huaixi v Haniffa Pte Ltd [2017] SGHC 270, which for the first time addressed the legal status of the In-Principle Letter submitted by employers to the Ministry of Manpower.

          



Hu Huimin Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP

Senior Associate

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. Find out more about Soo Ling by viewing her profile and read an article of hers about employment, one in particular – The Enforceability of a Forfeiture-for-Competition clause in an Employment Contract.

          



Joel Wee Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP

Senior Associate

Joel joined CNPLaw in 2017 and is in the firm’s Dispute Resolution team. He has experience in a diverse range of litigation and estate planning work including the drafting of wills and probate work.

     



Benita Koh Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP

Associate

Benita is an associate with the Dispute Resolution team. Her area of practice covers a diverse range of dispute resolution and advisory work, which include civil and commercial litigation, disciplinary proceedings and employment matters.

     



Edwyna Ong Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP

Associate

Edwyna is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team. Her practice experience includes litigation and advisory work on international and local commercial disputes, in particular, disputes relating to foreign investments and joint ventures.

          



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