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Singapore: Rules on Retrenchment Updated in Anticipation of Additional Layoffs amid COVID-19 crisis

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM), National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), and Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) have updated their joint advisory on managing excess manpower and responsible retrenchment. The updated advisory provides further guidance on how employers should lay off workers, as additional job cuts are expected amid the COVID-19 crisis. The latest government advisory, announced on 17 October, includes calls for companies to retain Singaporean workers, guidelines on how employers can break the news to their workers more sensitively, as well as to make training programmes part of the post-retrenchment package.


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