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Zhao Yang Ng is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's Singapore office.

In a recent Singapore Court of Appeal (“CA”) decision in I-Admin (Singapore) Pte Ltd v Hong Ying Ting and others [2020] SGCA 32 (“I-Admin”), the CA laid out a modified approach for claims relating to breach of confidence, departing from the long standing approach in Singapore, to better take into account the risks suffered by owners of losing confidential information in today’s increasingly digitized society.

As part of our continued efforts to guide clients through these challenging times, the Asia Pacific Employment & Compensation Group brings you these recorded webinars which provide key and practical insights on employment and compensation trends and major challenges being faced by businesses across the region. If you have questions…

As part of our continued efforts to guide clients through these challenging times, the Asia Pacific Employment & Compensation Group brings you these recorded webinars which provide key and practical insights on employment and compensation trends and major challenges being faced by businesses across the region. If you have questions…

Both employers and recruiters who place candidates with employers should note that, in the face of difficult labour market conditions arising from COVID-19 and the Circuit Breaker movement restrictions affecting the conduct of business, MOM continues policies to strengthen job opportunities for Singaporeans to ensure the foreign workforce complements, and not substitute, the local workforce. Recognising the significant role played by labour market intermediaries in fair hiring practices, MOM will impose new anti-discrimination obligations for licensed Employment Agencies (EAs) from 1 October 2020. MOM will penalise EAs which fail to uphold fair hiring, and reward those EAs which show their strong commitment to fair recruitment practices and assist employers in strengthening their Singaporean core.

Executive Summary On 14 January 2020, the Minister for Manpower, Mrs. Josephine Teo announced several updates to the Fair Consideration Framework (“FCF”). These updates seek to impose greater deterrence against any form of workplace discrimination in Singapore. On the same day, a logistics firm became the first entity to be…

One situation that a non-compete clause seeks to avoid is a former employee joining a direct competitor almost immediately after termination. However, if such a clause prohibits even shareholdings in a competitor, the former employee can seize upon this overreaching effect to void the entire clause for being in unreasonable restraint of trade (even…

When the Employment Act (Amendment) Bill (“EA”) was released in October 2018 (click here to read more), the issue that sparked the most discussion was the ability for an employee to bring wrongful dismissal claims against the employer (i.e., a claim that the dismissal was “without just cause or excuse”). While it was…