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Labour Relations


Title Description Details
Employment Act (Cap 91)

Enacted in 1968 to provide for the basic terms and working conditions for all types of employees except those employed in managerial or executive positions, seamen and domestic workers.

Employment (Part-Time Employees) Regulations 1996

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Employment (Children and Young Persons) Regulations

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Employment (Female Workmen) Regulations

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Retirement and Re-employment Age Act (Cap 274A)

Enacted in January 2012 to enable more people to continue working beyond the current statutory retirement age of 62.

Industrial Relations Act (Cap 136)

Enacted in 1960 to provide a framework for the prevention and settlement of industrial disputes through collective bargaining, conciliation and arbitration by the Industrial Arbitration Court.

Trade Unions Act (Cap 333)

Enacted in 1940 to regulate the activities of trade unions including the proper management of union affairs, safe custody of funds and the free election of union officers.

Trade Disputes Act (Cap 331)

Enacted in 1941 to regulate the conduct of industrial action, strikes and lock-outs.

Part III of the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (Cap 67)

An Act to make temporary provisions for the maintenance of public order, the control of supplies by sea to Singapore, and the prevention of strikes and lock-outs in essential services.

Singapore Labour Foundation Act (Cap 302)

Enacted in 1977 to improve the welfare of union members and their families and further the development of Singapore's union movement.
Children Development Co-Savings Act

Amended on 31 Oct 2008, Part III of the CDCA provides maternity benefits for mothers of Singapore Citizen children. It also stipulates the conditions for Government-paid maternity leave, childcare leave, infant care leave and adoption leave.


Occupational Safety and Health


Title Description Details
National Workplace Safety and Health Strategy

This strategy crystallises the national vision, the strategic outcomes and strategies over the next 10 years.

Work Injury Compensation Act

From 1 April 2008, the Work Injury Compensation Act extends work injury compensation to most employees and with increased compensation limits.

Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSHA)

Replaces the Factories Act, with effect from 1 March 2006. The WSHA is the key legislation to effect the principles of the new Occupational Safety and Health framework.


Foreign Manpower Management


Title Description Details
Employment Agencies Act (Cap 92)  

An Act to provide for the regulation of employment agencies.                                                                                                                 

Employment Agencies Act (Cap 92) Employment Agencies (Composition of Offences) Rules

An Act to provide for the regulation of employment agencies.

Employment Agencies Act (Cap 92, Section 29) Employment Agency Rules

An Act to provide for the regulation of employment agencies.

Employment Agency Licensing Conditions  
Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (Cap 91A) An Act relating to the employment of foreign manpower.
Immigration Act (Cap 133) An Act relating to the immigration into, and departure from, Singapore.


Work Pass


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Immigration Act (Cap 133)  
Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (Chapter 91A)  
Work Permit (Exemption) (Consolidation) Notification *Available for Purchase  
Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy Order) *Available for Purchase  
Employment of Foriegn Workers (Fees) Regulation *Available for Purchase  
Employment of Foreign Workers (Security Measures at Work Place) Notification *Available for Purchase  

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