Part-Time Employment Regulations

Event Date: 23 August 2024
Event Time: 9am – 5.00pm
Location: Holiday Inn Atrium with Buffet lunch (halal) and 2 coffee breaks

By Martin Gabriel, Chairman, HRmatters21 Committee
Fees: S$490.00 (GST will not be applicable)

In 1990, the then Ministry of Labour launched its guidelines on part-time employment after much discussion with the Tripartite members. During that time as there was a shortage of manpower, the government urged many housewives to return to work, even as part-timers. Back to work programmes were launched as well. With smooth implementation of the guidelines into the Employment Act as the Employment (Part Time Employees) Regulations 1996, the act came into effect from 1 October 1996. This one day workshop aims to equip the HR practitioner or Head of Department, the method to implement and calculate pro-rated benefits for part-time employees.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Contract for/of Service
  • Definition of Part-Time work hours
  • Pro-rating hours
  • Statutory Benefits
  • Annual Leave
  • Childcare Leave (including extended leave benefits if applicable)
  • Public Holidays
  • Sick & Hospitalisation Leave
  • Maternity Leave (including extended maternity benefits if applicable)
  • Paternity, Shared Parental Leave (if applicable)
  • Pro-rating benefits (MOM formula)
  • Union representation (Yes or No?)
  • Sample Contract for Part-Timers
  • Drafting Contracts for Part-Timers
  • Case Study Examples

Workshop Leader

Martin Gabriel began his career with the Ministry of Manpower as an Inspector enforcing the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act. His 3 years with the Ministry provided Martin with the experience of understanding labour regulations and was an inspiration in his decision to make Human Resources his career after leaving the government service.

With more than 20 years of experience as a HR Practitioner, Martin embarked upon forming a HR community that is the biggest, and most vibrant in Singapore. Martin is presently the Chairman and founder of HRmatters21, an online HR interest group which provides a vibrant forum with HR issues being discussed. As a Senior HR Consultant / Advisor, Martin provides advice & consultancy to numerous companies in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Martin is also involved in the development of Human Resources in Singapore.

With his vast experience in Human Resources, he has been engaged by many companies to draft or review their HR policies and employment contracts.

Martin’s experience has also expanded into training. To date, over 6,000 HR personnel and Managers from Non-HR functions have attended his training programmes. Martin holds a Bachelor of Commerce with double major from the University of Tasmania and a Diploma in HRM.

Martin can be contacted at the following e-mail:

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