Employment Law

Know your rights, either as an employer, or employee

Employment law is a broad area, and I.R.B Law are experts across this field of law, acting for both employers and employees.

The Employment Act of Singapore (Chapter 91) is the principal statute that regulates the employer/employee relationship. It expresses the terms and conditions for the employee covered by the Act. Compared to European standards, it is lightly regulated. This is to help secure foreign talent and capital. However, in recent years employees have received more entitlements, such as maternity leave, paternity leave, adoption leave, and shared parental leave.

Singapore has two categories of employees:

  • Employees who are covered under the EA. This covers most employees in the service of an employer.
  • Employees who are not covered under the EA. Those not covered include seafarers, domestic workers, civil servants, and statutory board employees.

For employees, we can represent and advise you on matters including:

  • Employment contract disputes
  • Religious/racial/sexual discrimination in the workplace
  • Employee share option schemes
  • Salary disputes
  • Unfair/wrongful dismissal
  • Harassment and bullying in the workplace
  • “Garden Leave” matters

If you’re an employer, we represent and advise you on matters including:

  • Drafting of employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and restrictive covenants
  • Breach of employment contracts and disputes
  • General employments matters, and employer’s rights
  • Breach of restrictive covenants and non-competing clauses
  • Retrenchment packages

Please get in touch to discuss your particular situation. We’ll be able to advise you of your potential options, recommended next steps, and potential fees involved.

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Areas of focus

  • General employment law
  • Breach of contract
  • Breaking non-compete clauses
  • Rogue employees
  • Non payment of correct salary
  • Discrimination
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Bullying and harassment
 

Why chose us?

Dedicated professionals

Working with IRB Law gives you
access to dedicated professionals
in the area of employment law.

Tons of Experience

We have a team of more than
30 lawyers. When you work with
I.R.B, you gain access to that
collective experience.

Transparent, affordable fees

We believe legal services should
be affordable to all. We offer
transparent, affordable, and
fixed free pricing.

Our dedicated employment law team

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Mohamed Baiross

Partner

Baiross is the managing partner of IRB Law LLP. He is an experienced lawyer with an excellent reputation across a broad selection of practice areas including divorce, insolvency, crime, probate, syariah, and civil litigation.

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Muntaz Binte Zainuddin

Partner

Muntaz is a partner in I.R.B. Law and oversees the work of associates as well as manages the firm with the Managing Partner. She holds two degrees from the National University of Singapore.

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Terence Hua

Senior Associate

Terence Hua has been a lawyer since 2000. Over the years, he has developed and acquired a broad range of expertise. In particular, Terence is a seasoned litigator and experienced trial lawyer.

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Jeremy Cheong

Partner

Jeremy has particular expertise in civil and commercial matters, for both transactional and dispute resolution matters. He regularly handles litigation, international arbitration, insolvency, and restructuring matters.

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