Employment Law in Singapore

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.

Employment Law in Singapore
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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

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Lawyer in Singapore - Mohamed Baiross
Mohamed Baiross

Founding 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.

Lawyer in Singapore - Muntaz Binte Zainuddin
Muntaz Binte Zainuddin


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.

Lawyer in Singapore - Ashwin Ganapathy
Ashwin Ganapathy


Ashwin has a keen passion in criminal defence and contested matrimonial matters. He has gained a reputation for fearlessly fighting for the defence of accused persons in all types of criminal offences.

Lawyer in Singapore - Kulvinder Kaur
Kulvinder Kaur


Kulvinder’s practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, and matrimonial affairs. She has successfully obtained sole custody and highly favorable access arrangements for her clients (both mothers and fathers).

Lawyer in Singapore - Cherie Tan
Cherie Tan


Cherie’s primary focus is on matrimonial matters where her empathy, sensitivity and patience has won her many cases involving divorce, maintenance and custody. She speaks English, Mandarin and Hokkien.

Lawyer in Singapore - Mohammed Shakirin
Mohammed Shakirin


Mohammed Shakirin graduated from the highly selective Graduate LLB program at the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons). He covers a wide range of legal areas for his clients.

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