This course ensures you understand and are compliant with the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act in Singapore.

Introduction

As employers, are we preparing for the future in the midst of significant changes to Singapore’s Employment of Foreign Manpower Act?

The pandemic over the past few years has created tremendous challenges as many foreign workers experience difficulties in returning to Singapore to work when they leave our island?  When Singapore recovers from Covid19, will we continue to depend on this pool of foreign labour to help build Singapore’s economy?

Singapore government is making significant changes to the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act, not just generally across all industries but also specifically in sectors such as construction, process, etc

As employers, are we aware of all applicable regulations in the hiring the foreign employees and the restrictions imposed on the scope and number of foreign employees we hire?  How can we improve our chances of successfully brining in workers from foreign countries?  Will our workers be allowed to work off-site?

It is vital that we are well acquainted with the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (EFMA) and Employment of Foreign Manpower (Levy Order) to manage the hiring of foreign employees and reduce potential conflicts between employers and employees. On top of that, it is critical that our practices are fully compliant with the legal requirements to avoid any imposition of fines or curtailment of the Work Pass and hiring privileges.

 

(Face-to-face training with safe distancing and precautionary measures undertaken at our hotel venues which are certified SG Clean. We will continue to adopt a small class size for all our courses)

Course Details: 

Objectives

1. Understanding of the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act and its applications

2. List out the legal requirements for Work Pass, Work Permit, S Pass and Employment Pass.  Complementarity Assessment Framework (COMPASS) – understand its implications for applying Employment Pass

3. Learn who is an Intra Corporate Transferee

4. Discuss about current legislation governing Family Pass and Dependent Pass

5. Describe application processes for Work Permit and Employment Pass

6. Understand the levy for Foreign Employee or self-employed foreigner

7. Understand other types of Work Visa – Training Work Permit, Training Employment Pass, Work Holiday Pass, Work Pass Exempt Activities, Letter of Consent

8. Acquaint with vital information and procedures to terminate the Employment of Foreign Employee

9. Understand differences between Offences vs Infringements

Who should attend

• HR personnel.

• Line managers.

• Supervisors.

• Those who are involved in people management, counseling, change processes and managing interpersonal relationships within their organization.

Outline

Part I : Employment of Foreign Manpower Act

  • Interpretation
  • Objective

Part II : Work Pass

  • Identify the various types of Work Pass and its requirements
  • Self-employed Foreigner to apply for Work Pass
  • Levy in for Foreign Employee or self-employed foreigner
  • Extent of validity of Work Pass
  • Custody of Work Pass
  • Loss of Work Pass

Part III : Application for Work Permit

  • Define Work Permit Process Application
  • Eligibility for Work Permit
  • State the maximum period of Employment
  • State the Quota and Levy for Work Permit
  • Levy and Bond for WP for various industries
  • FAQs for Work Permit
  • Work Permit Conditions

Part IV : S Pass

  • Key Facts on S Pass
  • Eligibility for S Pass
  • State the Quota and Levy
  • Pass for family members
  • Marriage for S Pass
  • FAQs on S Pass
  • Levy Rate

Outline

Part V : Employment Pass

  • Key facts for Employment Pass
  • Application for Employment Pass
  • Changes for qualifying salary for Employment Pass

Part VI : Application for Dependent Pass and Family Pass

  • Application for Family Pass
  • Application for Dependent Pass
  • Application for Dependent Pass for new born baby

Part VII : Termination and Self-Employed Foreigners

  • Termination of Employment of Foreign Employee
  • Self-employed Foreigner to apply for Work Pass

Part VII : Levy

  • Levy Rates
  • Levy in for Foreign Employee or self-employed foreigner
  • Burden of Proof
  • Penalty

Part IX : Safety Courses and Security Bond

  • Safety Courses
  • Security Bond
  • Timeframe to apply for Security Bond
  • Discharge and forfeiture of Security Bond

Part X: Offences vs Infringements

Trainer

Elsie Low is a HR Practitioner with over 25 years of experience. She has specific experience and strength in talent acquisition, human resource development, compensation and benefits development, payroll administration and management, talent management, employee communication and relations. She is a visionary and performance focused professional. Coupled with that, she has excellent business acumen with strong work ethics.

Elsie has worked in various multi-national and local SMEs and in different sectors such as manufacturing, electronics, construction, engineering and oil & gas. Her span of responsibility and experience are spent in various regional and leadership roles across different regions in ASEAN, Australia, China and Middle East.

Elsie graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Human Resource and a MBA in Finance. She also possesses the Certificate in Workplace Basics from Fairwork Commission Australia and an Advanced Certificate of Training and Assessment (ACTA).

She is currently one of the trainers for HRSINGAPORE's HR Certification Courses.

Administrative Details:

Scheduled Dates

• 26 August 2022  (18th Run)

Duration / Venue

• One day

• 9 am to 5:30 pm

• Hotel seminar room

Certification

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.

 

Cost

• S$ 550 for Community

• S$ 580 for Non-Subscribers

Refreshment

• Coffee & tea with snacks during the morning and afternoon breaks

• Lunch will be provided

Past Participants:

Past Participants' Comments

• "Very well Pls delivered and highly informative. Kudos to Elsie (Trainer) who is very knowledgeable and able to deliver the topic in the most practical and understandable way" - Jessica Lim, Bank Pictet

Past Participant Organisations

• Asahi Kasei Synthetic Rubber Singapore Pte Ltd, Aryzta Singapore Pte Ltd

• Basler & Hofmann Singapore Pte Ltd, Be Mitey Clean

• China Railway 11 Bureau Group Corporation (Singapore Branch), CGW Construction & Engineering (S) Pte Ltd

• DRW Singapore Pte Ltd, Doka Formwork Pte Ltd

• Escher Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

• First National Company for Operation & Maintenance

• Heitkamp Und Thumann (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Highway International Private Limited, Hard Rock Cafe Pte Ltd, Homehelpy Singapore Pte Ltd

• Interoffshore Pte Ltd

• Kok Tong Construction Pte Ltd

• Lions Home For The Elders

• Mum Sophia Agency Pte Ltd, Metta Welfare Association, Menicon Singapore Pte Ltd, Murata Electronics Singapore (Pte) Ltd

• Neste Jacobs, Nanyang Technological University

• Pictet Holding LLP

• Starwood Customer Contact Centre (AP) Pte Ltd, SparkCleanz Pte Ltd, Singapore Red Cross Society, Space Scope Pte Ltd

• Technip Singapore Pte Ltd, True Yoga Pte Ltd, Tristars Engineering And Services Pte Ltd

• WIKA Instrumentation Pte Ltd

• YGP Pte Ltd