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 The live session will be held at the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238865 

This is a hybrid session. You have the option to attend this live in-person or online via zoom. Please select accordingly at registration.

This practical seminar will allow those involved in Human Resource (HR) and the Senior Management of corporations and businesses to be updated with the recent and upcoming changes to the Singapore Employment Law. The presenter will use a large range of real-life case examples on common employer mistakes under common law, of employment related disputes and other common contract related issues that typically arise, and also how to address workplace investigation protocols in Singapore.

Additionally, the new Anti-Discrimination Law guidelines and its impact in the workplace will be addressed. HR’s obligations to the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), common errors and implications of breach of the PDPA will be briefly covered.

Attend this workshop and ensure you stay updated and compliant with the latest developments to Singapore’s Employment rules.

Programme Outline

This seminar walks participants through the Singapore’s Employment Law and its latest updates. With case studies provided, it will cover the following topics:

5 Common Employer Mistakes under Common Law and How you can Avoid them

  • Employee duty of good faith
  • Intellectual property / Non-compete clause / Confidential Information
  • Employee negligence and employer liability
  • Mismatch of employer-employee expectations
  • Workplace bullying and harassment

Updates to the Singapore Employment Law from the 2022 Budget Statement and the Measures Announced;

  • The Retirement and Re-Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021 and CPF (Amendment) Bill 2021
  • Jobs growth incentive
  • Foreign workforce policies
  • New: Overseas Networks and Expertise Pass (ONE Pass)

An Overview of Recent Employment Cases Heard by The Supreme Court Of Singapore;

  • 3D Networks Singapore Pte Ltd v Voon South Shiong and another [2022] SGHC 167, on the law surrounding non-solicitation and non-compete clauses in employment contracts
  • Public Prosecutor v Manta Equipment (S) Pte Ltd, on the new sentencing framework for breach of employer’s duty to take reasonably practicable measures to ensure the safety and health of its employees, in relation to the Workplace and Safety and Health Act 2006
  • Angliss Singapore Pte Ltd v Yee Heng Khay (alias Roger) [2021] SGHC 168, on the issue of misappropriation of confidential information by an ex-employee.

Workplace Investigation Practical Scenarios and Protocols

  • The know-how to manage disputes between employees;
  • Practical tips on how to handle workplace investigations and disputes

Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)

  • A summary of requirements to be complied with under the Personal Data Protection Act.

5 Common Employer Mistakes in Personal Data Protection and How you can Avoid Them

  • No Data Protection Officer appointed
  • No personal data protection policy
  • Lack of employee training on how to handle and protect data (clicking on phishing emails, visiting inappropriate sites)
  • Inadequate controls over data stored
  • Improper disposal of personal data

What you will learn

  • Be updated on the recent changes to the Singapore Employment Law
  • Be aware of the New Anti-Discrimination Law Guidelines and its impact
  • Gain a practical understanding of the guidelines and tips in managing workplace Investigations and disputes
  • Know HR’s obligations to the PDPA rules, common errors and implications of breach

Target Audience

  • Regional HR Directors and Managers
  • Senior Management

Expert Speaker

Christopher Bridges
With over 32 years of specialised practice as a litigator and corporate advisor, Mr Christopher Bridges is well versed in providing practical legal advice to those who seek guidance.

Mr Bridges enjoys teaching and is an Adjunct Lecturer with Murdoch University and Birmingham City University where he teaches Workplace Law modules.

He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor to The Supreme Court, Republic of Singapore on 6th June 1990. He is also a Notary Public and a Commissioner for Oaths. He is a Volunteer Probation Officer.

His field of practice as a General Litigator is wide and varied, ranging from Civil Dispute Resolution to Criminal Law. He is accredited on the List of Leading Counsel maintained by the High Court of Singapore which appoints senior criminal practitioners to represent those facing Capital Punishment. He was awarded the 'Minister for Law' Appreciation Award for his services to the Legal Aid Bureau.

Mr Bridges has served on sub-committees in the Law Society of Singapore and have been recognized by the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme for his contributions to this Scheme. He has been a member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators since 1995. He has been appointed to sit on the Board of Visitors to the Prisons.

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