In view of Singapore’s ageing population and workforce, the Govenment has announced its intention to introduce legislation to allow workers to work longer.
The proposed re-employment legislation sets out the key conditions and obligations for re-employing older workers and includes the following features:
- the eligibility criteria for re-employment – based on medical fitness and work performance;
- the requirements for employers to re-employ eligible older employees or offer Employment Assistance Payment if they are unable to do so despite their best efforts; and
- the avenues for assisance and recourse in the event of re-employment disputes.
The Retirement and Re-Employment Act has been passed. Follow this link for details on your obligations as an employer.