Key Employment Terms (KETs) – what you need to know
A leading global law firm issued a warning to HR departments to get their KETs in order well before the 2016 deadline – so what exactly do you need to put in writing?
Restraints of trade – what you need to know
Ninety per cent of employee restraint clauses are ineffective, according to one lawyer. What does a well-drafted restrictive covenant actually look like?
Even largest employers exposed to employee trade secrets theft
Apple. Rio Tinto. Du Pont. They may be household names in the region, but that didn’t protect them from damaging trade secrets disputes with employees.
Government to re-engineer its HR policies
The Singapore government will change its policies on HR, after deciding to scrap a key tenet of its approach to recruiting and promoting workers.
Singapore lags Asia-Pacific in board-level gender diversity
Companies in Singapore are failing to utilise the one obvious human resource that could push their return on equity and return on assets up by at least 2.4%, according to one study.
Nationality related discrimination drops, but ageism debate still raging
Discrimination by employers and HR departments is declining in some key areas, according to new figures released by a senior minister yesterday.
Where do you stand if an employee rescinds their resignation?
If an employee resigns and then changes their mind, you could get the opportunity to introduce new terms into their employment contract, says one lawyer.
Calls for legal overhaul in employees’ favour
A Member of Parliament says Singapore’s employment laws need to shift further towards employee protection
Can you legally rescind a job offer?
Rescinding an accepted job offer could be an expensive exercise, with employers told to be sure before inviting their prospect to sign on the dotted line
Are they worth it? Graduates demand sky-high salaries
HR should expect to haggle with ambitious graduates, after a survey revealed just how much graduates expect to make with zero experience