Employment Related Legislations (Singapore)

Source of Information

Source: Ministry of Manpower, Singapore website

Last Revised: 27 October 2016

Employment Related Legislations

  • Employment Act (Cap 91)
    Enacted in 1968 to provide for the basic terms and working conditions for all types of employees, except those employed in managerial or executive positions, seamen and domestic workers.
  • Employment (Part-Time Employees) Regulations 1996
  • Employment (Children and Young Persons) Regulations
  • Employment (Female Workmen) Regulations
  • Retirement and Re-employment Act
    An Act passed in 2011 to provide for a minimum retirement age for employees and for the re-employment of employees.
  • Industrial Relations Act (Cap 136) (Revised Edition)
    Enacted in 1960 to provide a framework for preventing and settling industrial disputes through collective bargaining, conciliation and arbitration by the Industrial Arbitration Court.
  • Trade Unions Act (Cap 333) Trade Unions Regulations
    Enacted to regulate the activities of trade unions including the proper management of union affairs, safe custody of funds and the free election of union officers.
  • Trade Disputes Act (Cap 331)
    Enacted in 1941 to regulate the conduct of industrial action, strikes and lock-outs.
  • Part III of the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (Cap 67)
    An Act to make temporary provisions for the maintenance of public order, the control of supplies by sea to Singapore, and the prevention of strikes and lock-outs in essential services.
  • Singapore Labour Foundation Act (Cap 302)
    Enacted in 1977 to improve the welfare of union members and their families and to further the development of Singapore’s union movement.
  • Child Development Co-Savings Act
    Amended on 31 October 2008, Part III of the CDCA provides maternity benefits for mothers of Singapore citizen children. It also stipulates the conditions for Government-Paid Maternity Leave, childcare leave, infant care leave and adoption leave.