Introduction: Employment of Foreign Manpower Act And Its Practical Applications
As manpower needs rise in Singapore, employers can no longer just rely on local employees and would require foreign employees to supplement the workforce. As foreign employees are of different skills, talents levels and nationalities, our Government needs to have a certain control over the employment of foreign labour in Singapore.
At this workshop, participants will learn about the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act in handling foreign workers. In addition, participants will also learn about the work permit rules and regulations and what the specific requirements are for the employment of foreign labour: obtaining a work permit, security bonds, the computation of local to foreign manpower quotas (skilled versus unskilled) for the various industries etc.
Besides having a good knowledge of the Act, you will also need to know the important aspects of foreign employee management such as work performance, conduct, discipline, compensation, grievance handling and repatriation. Other aspects of foreign employee management that you would need to know are the regulatory controls, the sources of licensed labour contractors, control and management of foreign manpower, housing needs, joining trade unions and compensation and benefits.
More importantly, under the Act, with the recent inclusion of new offences and penalties, employers have to be vigilant in the deployment and management of foreign workers. If not handled properly, it will not only tarnish the reputation of the employer but the employer may also risk being barred by the Ministry of Manpower from obtaining work permits. Thus, HR practitioners, especially those in charge of non-traditional sources of foreign workers, need to be well equipped with the knowledge and skills to manage issues in an appropriate and expedient manner.
At the end of this workshop, participants can be assured that they will be more competent in their understanding of the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act and its applications.
A competent HR practitioner must have the skills and knowledge in the following:
1. Types of Work Passes under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Regulations
2. Duty of employer and occupier in engaging foreign employees
3. Conditions and Regulatory conditions governing work passes
4. Furnishing and forfeiture of security
6. Prescribed infringements
7. Terms and conditions of employment of foreign workers under work permit
8. Disciplinary, grievance and dismissal
Lecture and case study.
Who should attend?
Human Resource Practitioners.
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