Employment Contract Details
Employment contracts in written are not required but strongly advised, and must comply with local laws and regulations.
The typical probation period is 3 - 6 months.
Minimum Wage Requirements
The Minimum Wage in Singapore is SGD 4,500 per month.
Maximum working hours and overtime
The maximum working hours are:
- 9 hours a day for a 5-day workweek
- 8 hours a day for a 6-day workweek
Bonus and expense payments
Annual Wage Supplement (AWS), also known as the 13th month payment, is a single annual payment on top of an employee’s total annual wage. AWS is not compulsory and cannot exceed one month’s salary. However, it common practice to be paid in December.
- Maternity Leave: employees are entitled to paid maternity leave of 16 weeks provided they are employed for more than 3 months prior childbirth and the child is a Singaporean citizen. During this period, employers cannot terminate employment. The first 8 weeks are borne by the employer and the remaining 8 weeks can be reimbursed by the government.
- Paternity Leave: employees are entitled to 2 weeks' paid leave. To meet the requirements of Government-paid Paternity Leave (GPPL), the child must be a Singapore citizen, the employee has or was legally married to the partner between the conception and childbirth and the employee was employed for more than 3 months prior to childbirth.
The number of days of paid sick leave a new employee is entitled to depends on the length of the labor relationship. It ranges from 5 to 14 days for 3 to 6 months of employment.