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Part-Time Employees

Whether local or foreigner, an employee who works below 35 hours per week and assigned under employment contract or contract of service is deemed as a part-time worker according to the law.

In Part-time Employment Contract, the employer is liable to set:

  • Basic pay per hour (allowances excluded)
  • Total working hours per week or per day
  • How many days worker is assigned per month or per week
  • Gross pay rate – overtime, bonus, or allowances, etc.

In case employer provides allowances to the worker, employer is liable to stipulate who they are individually.

JOB SECURITY FOR PART-TIME EMPLOYEE

According to the law, the part-time worker is entitled to receive pay rate for overtime, for doing job on rest days, on public holidays, wages for working on public holidays, sick leave, annual leave and maternity leave.

OTHER APPLICABLE LAWS FOR EMPLOYEE TO BE NOTED FOR EMPLOYERS

All employees are covered by the Employment Act excluding classified and executive employees, managerial, household workers, government employees and seamen.

Employees and unskilled laborers who earn below S$1600 per month are protected by Singapore Workmen’s Compensation Act.

The Retirement Age Act protects all the part-time and full-time workers who are Permanent Residents and Citizens of Singapore according to their related provisions.

If employee’s worth is above S$50 per month and if he is not exempted from the contributions of CPF, the employer of the worker is liable to make payment of CPF. However, only Singapore Permanent Residents and Singapore citizens can enjoy this liberty, not part-time employees of foreign countries who hold Work Permits or Singapore Employment Pass.

Employees whose gross salary is less than or equals to S$4500, their employers are entitled to make payments of Skills Development Levy.

Employer is liable to make payment of Foreign Worker Levy for their foreign part-timers who have S Pass or Work Permit.

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