What type of contract and benefits should be offered to foreigners who work in Singapore remotely from their home country?
Reply by HRAI
When it comes to employing foreigners who work remotely from their home country, the type of contract and benefits offered will depend on various factors such as the duration of the project, the level of skills and experience required, and the nature of the work.
In general, it is advisable to have a clear and well-defined employment contract that outlines the terms and conditions of the employment, including the job scope, remuneration, and any benefits or perks that will be provided.
This could be a fixed-term contract or a contract for services, depending on the nature of the work. As for benefits, the employer should ensure that they comply with local employment laws and regulations, regardless of whether the employee is working remotely or in Singapore.
This could include providing statutory benefits such as CPF contributions, medical insurance, and paid leave. Other benefits that employers could consider offering include flexible working arrangements, training and development opportunities, and access to resources and tools that will enable the employee to work effectively from their home country.
Ultimately, the key is to ensure that the employment contract and benefits package is fair, reasonable, and aligned with the needs and expectations of both the employer and the employee.
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