Shared Parental Leave

Shared Parental Leave

Understand Shared Parental Leave (SPL) in Singapore, including entitlements and calculation methods for flexible leave arrangements.

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Pro Rated Annual Leave

Pro-rated Annual Leave

How do HR executives calculate pro-rated annual leave in Singapore and what are the implications of pro-rated annual leave?

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Weekend Company Functions

Weekend Company Functions

Can an organisation’s management require employees to attend weekend company functions and deduct annual leave for not attending?

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Non Payment Of Salary

Non-payment of salary

My question is whether the company can legally withhold the salary until the matter is resolved even though all employees are entitled to leave benefits.

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Claiming Back Childcare

Claiming Back Childcare

One of our employees has taken too much of Childcare Leave and we need your advice on how to claim the additional four days since he will be leaving soon.

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Annual leave realignment

QUESTION Dear HR Community Subscribers, We have a total of 11 warehouse assistants, six of whom have been with the company for at least 15 years. These six employees are entitled to 25 days of annual leave and are allowed to bring forward 15 days every year. This has posed problems with work planning and caused inconvenience and disruptions. There were times when the warehouse was down to only 4 staff. Newcomers, on the other hand, are entitled to 14 days. I plan to realign the annual leave for all employees by offering to pay the six “old” staff for 11 days and change their AL to 14 days henceforth. Is this the best way to handle this? Do you have any advice? We are in manufacturing. Thank you for your advice and help in advance. Sherry     HR Poll: Is this the best way to realign AL? Yes: 16.67% No: 50.00% Maybe: 16.67% Not sure: 16.67%     REPLIES & COMMENTS: Working out certain compensation close to or similar to their loss of 11 days annual benefit which is approximately equal to the salary of 2 weeks. However, it also depends on C & B budget as well. HR’s objective is to minimize […]

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Marriage Leave Benefit

Marriage Leave Benefit

QUESTION Hi all, Do employees deserve to get their second marriage (first marriage in the present company) leave to celebrate their ROM ceremony? If so, I would like to know Eligibility for Second marriage leave for staff. Thank you. SS     REPLIES & COMMENTS REPLY 1 Marriage leave should only be given on their first marriage and if they join the company with a status of married, they should not be given the marriage leave either. Pauline     REPLY 2 In my company, marriage leave is only applicable for the first legal marriage in the employee’s lifetime (Oil Trading industry). HH     REPLY 3 We only provide marriage leave for 1st legal marriage. CP     REPLY 4 With the high divorce rate in Singapore, I think employers should consider more than just the first legal marriage. I am very sure if you look around your known circle, there is always someone that you know that is either divorced or into his/her 2nd marriage. Hence as employers, we should seriously consider and look beyond the first legal marriage. By doing this, we are not encouraging for 2nd or more marriages, but to understand and cater to the […]

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