Employers must issue itemised pay slips, key employment terms from April

March 31, 2016 | By | Reply More

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SINGAPORE: Laws requiring employers to issue itemised pay slips and key employment terms (KETs) to staff members covered by the Employment Act (EA) come into effect from Apr 1, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Thursday (Mar 31) in a media release. 

This comes after the Amendment Bill was passed on Aug 17, 2015. 

MOM said these changes aim to improve employment standards and facilitate the resolution of any employment-related disputes if they arise. Those who keep incomplete or inaccurate employee records will be in breach of obligations.

Employers who breach the law will face an administrative penalty, ranging from S$100 to S$200 per employee or occurrence.

“As announced in August 2015, MOM will adopt a light-touch enforcement approach and focus on educating employers in the first year,” the ministry said. 

MOM added that employers can tap on the EA assistance package for blank payslips and KETs that can be filled in by hand; software for generating itemised pay slips; one-to-one assistance for small and medium enterprises; as well as funding. 

A blank Key Employment Terms (KETs) form. (Photo: Ministry of Manpower)

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