[Work Pass Alert] Tighter Rules on Hiring Foreign Workers

Mar 5 2020
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The Ministry of Manpower has recently announced several new regulations during the Budget 2020. The rules for hiring foreign workers will be tightened to sustain business growth for companies and help improve job quality for workers over time. The new changes are reflected below:-

S/N   Current Regulation  New Changes Effective Date 
 1 Minimum qualifying salary for Employment Pass is:
  • $3,600 per month
  • Older and more experienced EP candidates are paid higher (e.g. an employee with 10 years of experience needs to be paid around $7,000 to qualify for EP)
Minimum qualifying salary for Employment Pass will be raised:
  • $3,900 per month
  • The salary for older and more experienced EP candidates will be raised in tandem (e.g. an employee with 10 years of experience needs to be paid around $8,000 to qualify for EP)
1 May 2020
 2 FCF Job advertising requirement is exempted for:
  • Companies with less than 10 employees
  • Positions paying at least $15,000
FCF Job advertising requirement  is exempted for:
  • Companies with less than 10 employees
  • Positions paying at least $20,000
1 May 2020
 3 The Local Qualifying Salary for a local worker to be counted towards a firm’s S-Pass and Work Permit quota is:
  • $1,300 per month
The Local Qualifying Salary for a local worker to be counted towards a firm’s S-Pass and Work Permit quota is increased to:
  • $1,400 per month
1 July 2020
 4 The number of S-Pass holders that companies in the Construction, Marine Shipyard and Process sectors can hire are capped at:-
  • 20% of the total workforce
The number of S-Pass holders that companies in the Construction, Marine Shipyard and Process sectors can hire are capped at:-
  • 18% of the total workforce
  • 15% of the total workforce
 

1 Jan 2021

1 Jan 2023


This alert is for your information only.  If you are interested to know more, please contact our Employment Pass Specialists at:

Phyllis Thong

6705 7184

PhyllisThong@AccountStaff.com.sg

Yvonne Tan

6705 7133

YvonneTan@AccountStaff.com.sg

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