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sick leave

Entitlement to Sick Leave in Singapore

What happens when you fall sick during your employment? How many days of paid outpatient sick leave are you entitled to? Can your employment be terminated while you are on sick leave? This article seeks to address some frequently asked questions about sick leave in Singapore. Pursuant to the recent amendments to the Employment Act ...
divorce in singapore

Can I apply for Child Maintenance when I am above 21 years old?

A maintenance order ceases to be in force on the day on which the child attains the age of 21 years unless the order expressly states that it continues to be in force for a period ending after that day. However, in some circumstances, a parent’s child-rearing obligations do not cease the moment a child ...
maintenance order singapore

What if a Court in another Country has made a Maintenance Order?

If a foreign court in a reciprocating country made a Maintenance Order (“MO”) and the payer lives in Singapore, the MO can be registered in a Singapore court. However, in the event the payer moves out of Singapore, the registration will be cancelled. Enforcement of the MO Upon registration of the MO, the payee can ...
settling divorce

Guide to Divorce Settlements in Singapore

WHY SETTLE? A divorce need not necessarily be the stressful and emotionally draining process it is often depicted as. If both parties are able to come to a consensus about how they want to finalise their divorce (i.e., having an “uncontested divorce”), neither party need ever set foot in a courtroom. What are the benefits? ...
employment contract singapore

Non-Compete Clauses in Employment Contracts

By Lena Tan Are you deliberating whether to accept an employment offer but are unsure if you would be in breach of a non-compete clause in your previous employment contract? Or are you an employer who is currently facing issues with an ex-employee who appears to have breached the non-compete clause? This article seeks to ...
managing toxic divorce

Managing A Toxic Divorce

Divorce proceedings can be painful and challenging for everyone involved. But toxic partners can make things worse. More often than not, high-conflict spouses will lengthen the duration of the divorce proceedings and create numerous problems that prevent successful redressal. Tips on how to manage a toxic, high-conflict divorce Recognize the signs of a high-conflict divorce ...

Employment Law

At GJC, our experienced team of employment contract lawyers is ready to offer comprehensive ...
driving-offence

Common Driving Offences and their Punishments

A key legislation which proscribes dangerous driving behaviour in Singapore is the Road Traffic Act (“RTA”). This legislation regulates the conduct of road users and the use of vehicles in Singapore. In this article, we will look at some common driving offences and their prescribed punishments. Reckless or dangerous driving Section 64(1) of the RTA ...
annulment in singapore

Annulment in Singapore – Overview, Process & FAQs

Annulment in Singapore – Overview Under the law, an annulment is a legal process where a marriage is dissolved and treated as never existed. An annulled marriage would declare that the marriage was never valid i.e. the marriage will be considered null and void. This would mean that parties’ status would return to single and ...
unbundeled legal services

Unbundled Family Law Services in Singapore

GJC Law offers a range of unbundled family law services to ensure each client going through a divorce gets the best legal expertise at a highly affordable cost. First – Divorce coaching: not only does the firm have a strong team of legal professionals who can help facilitate the legal dissolution of a marriage; our ...