Employment law

Handling your own employment matters can and will make a bad situation worse.

As a lawyer handling complex situations, we will help you navigate the minefield of employment law.


Firstly, it is best to consult us before you sign any termination agreement.  You should ask for some time to evaluate the situation before making a decision.

Have your employment contract reviewed by us. Depending on the situation at work and the various clauses in your employment agreement, we may be able to negotiate a situation that is beneficial to you even if your employment is being terminated.

Do speak to us for advice. Our Consultations are free.


Yes, typically if you have entered into a contract of service with an employer, you are covered under the employment act. 

For those earning less than S$4,500 per month, the employment act in Singapore provides you with certain protections relating to your overtime pay, annual leave and rest days. 

You may wish to consider going to the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management (TADM) which mediate employment disputes for claims up to S$20,000.00.

Do speak to us if you need advice on this matter, our first consultation is free.

The best way to avoid disputes and conflicts is to have a robust employment agreement. An employment agreement is the very foundation and using an online template does not cover critical areas.

Typically, the cost to draft a customised employment agreement or an employee handbook starts from S$1,000 upwards.

Please contact us for a more accurate quote, our 1st consultation is free.

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