At GJC, our experienced team of employment contract lawyers is ready to offer comprehensive and efficient services to corporate and individual clients on the drafting and vetting of employment contracts, the resolution and settlement of employment contract issues and the structuring of employee incentives, benefits and compensation schemes.
The following offers a short summary of the underlying areas covered by our employment contract practice and the manners in which we are best able to assist our clients’ diverse needs and backgrounds.
Drafting and vetting of Employment Contracts
Our lawyers are well versed on the needs and objectives of multinational companies, SMEs and individual clients in relation to the requirements of Singapore employment laws and to advise on the drafting of employment agreements. Moreover, given our combined knowledge in Singapore employment law, GJC is well positioned to offer efficient and comprehensive services to our diverse clients base regarding the strategic arrangement and efficient structuring of employment benefits, severance and retrenchment.
Visa, Employment Pass and Permanent Residence Applications
As a full-fledged Singapore law firm, GJC is able to advise both corporate and individual clients on various visa and Employment Pass applications and the best manner to obtain Singapore Permanent Residency.
Resolution and Settlement of Employment Contracts and Related disputes
Our dedicated team of Employment lawyers can also assist both business employers and individual employees in dealing with the termination and/or settlement of an employment contract. Our team has a substantial experience in working with senior executives to manage, settle and resolve termination of employment and related employment disputes.
International & Cross-Jurisdiction Employment Matters
As an hub for International trade and commerce, Singapore has a substantial expatriate population from around the world. Our GJC team with its diverse background and international outlook takes pride in advising our clients to best structure contracts for employers or executive level employees for secondments, permanent or short term assignments, transfers and other relevant cross jurisdiction arrangements, taking into consideration challenging issues such as taxation and immigration requirements.
Amendments to the Singapore Employment Law Act
As effective from1 April 2014, we would like to highlight some important changes to employment law in Singapore that may affect your organisation’s employment policies and practices.
These changes came about on 11 November 2013 when the Parliament passed the Employment, Parental Leave and Other Measures Act 2013 (“the Act”). The Act brings some key changes to the Employment Act (Cap.91) in order to enhance employment protection for workers and employment flexibility for employers.
At GJC we provide other services such as :
- Drafting of commercial agreements
- Advising and Drafting of Employment Contracts for Employers.
- Advising the employees on their rights.
- Advising Directors of companies on their rights and duties.
- Advising on termination negotiation and compromise agreements.
- Retrenchment packages.
- Restrictive covenant enforcement and confidentiality obligations.
- Libel, Defamation and Reputation.