SINGAPORE — From 1 November, employers with at least 10 employees must inform the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) of all retrenchments regardless of the number of employees affected.
Employers have to file the mandatory retrenchment notification within five working days after they give notice of retrenchment to the affected employee(s).
“This will allow the tripartite partners and relevant agencies to provide timely support and assistance to workers who are retrenched,” MOM said.
Currently, these employers are only required to notify the MOM when they retrench at least five employees within a six-month period.
The updated requirements on mandatory retrenchment notification will be reflected in the Employment (Retrenchment Reporting) (Amendment) Notification 2021.
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