5-Year Employment Pass for Skilled Tech Professionals in Demand

Experienced tech professionals possessing sought-after skills now have the opportunity to secure an Employment Pass (EP) with an extended validity of up to 5 years, effective September 2023. This initiative provides valuable assurance to experienced tech experts and the organizations employing them, while enabling Singapore to establish a firm foothold in critical tech domains where [...]

2023-10-27T10:33:50+08:00September 22nd, 2023|Useful Articles|

COMPASS – Shortage Occupation List (SOL)

In the realm of employment passes, candidates filling roles featured on the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) have the opportunity to earn points within the C5. Skills bonus category. But what exactly is the SOL, and how does it affect Employment Pass (EP) applications? Understanding the SOL The SOL is a comprehensive listing of all positions [...]

2023-11-03T17:53:23+08:00September 22nd, 2023|Useful Articles|

2023 Updates Regarding COMPASS: Key Developments in Business Immigration

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has introduced two significant updates pertaining to the bonus criteria within the Complementarity Assessment Framework (COMPASS). Here are the details of these updates: Skills Bonus: Shortage Occupation List (SOL) A recent publication of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) has identified 27 occupations in Singapore facing a talent shortage. Under this [...]

2023-11-03T18:20:28+08:00September 15th, 2023|Useful Articles|

Common HR Compliance Issues: A Business Perspective

HR compliance issues can take various forms and often depend on factors such as an organization's size, industry, and employee conduct. Here, we examine some prevalent HR compliance concerns and how they impact businesses in Singapore: Discriminatory Hiring Practices: - In a diverse nation like Singapore, ensuring equal employment opportunities and maintaining a transparent hiring [...]

2023-11-03T18:23:17+08:00September 14th, 2023|Useful Articles|

Enhancement in Medical Insurance Coverage for Foreign Workers

Starting from July 1, 2023, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will initiate improvements to the compulsory medical insurance (MI) coverage applicable to both new and existing Work Permit holders, including Migrant Domestic Workers, as well as S Pass holders. As previously communicated, these MI enhancements are aimed at affording employers’ greater protection in cases where [...]

2023-10-27T10:36:52+08:00September 8th, 2023|Useful Articles|

What is Foreign Worker Levy (FWL) in Singapore?

The Foreign Worker Levy (FWL) in Singapore is a pricing mechanism designed to regulate the employment of foreign workers in the country. Employers who hire Work Permit or S Pass holders are required to pay a monthly levy for each foreign worker they employ. The FWL is an important aspect of the government's efforts to [...]

2023-10-27T10:38:04+08:00September 7th, 2023|Useful Articles|
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