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Employment laws in Singapore are seeing a shift, which seemingly started slowly but has certainly hit hard in the last year or two. It has brought about more rights for employees, which is positive; yet at the same time may cause employers to trip if they have not been updated. As we move on to 2018, employers should take note of the changing face of Singapore’s employment law, and ensure that agreements, policies and other employment-related documents are updated to reflect these changes. At the same time, employees should keep abreast of such changes to understand how their rights and obligations have been affected. In this Update, we highlight various legislative and policy changes which took place in the last year or so, focusing on areas of key concern for employers and employees.
On 1 February 2018, the Personal Data Protection Commission issued its response to feedback received from a public consultation made on 27 July 2017 for the review of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012. This Update summarises the response from the PDPC and its new proposals to the feedback received, as well as our preliminary views to the response.