Employment Contract Details
Employment contracts must be in written. Bilingual contracts are recommended.
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
In Singapore is possible to grant an Annual Wage Supplement (AWS), but not compulsory. The AWS is commonly known as the 13th month payment, is a single annual payment on top of an employee’s total annual wage. This bonus is usually 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.