1. Under the Employment Act (Chapter 91), all employees under a contract of service with an employer are covered. An employee is defined as a person who has entered into or works under a contract of service and includes a workman.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows a donor, who is a person of at least 21 years of age and who has the mental capacity to voluntarily appoint one or more persons (donees) to make decisions and act on his behalf for either personal welfare or property and affairs matters when the donor lacks the mental capacity to do.
A security deposit refers to the sum of money typically provided by a tenant to a landlord when renting property or entering into a tenancy agreement. Typically, most residential tenancies in Singapore require deposits that are the total of 1-2 months’ rent, but may be negotiable depending on the individual landlord.
Discrimination and prejudice are painful things to experience, and it can come in many different forms. What happens if such discrimination and prejudice happen to you at your workplace? You may be ostracised at work by your superiors, or your salary withheld for vague reasons or may have your benefits and entitlements deprived.
Restraint of trade clauses are common clauses which governs various commercial relationships. It is frequently deployed in employment contracts to restrain key employees of the company from competing with the company during and after the period of employment. Restraint of trade clauses are typically in the form of non-compete or non-solicitation clauses.
Both employer and employees have the right to contractually terminate their relationship, however, incidents have occurred wherein an employee feels that he has been wrongfully dismissed. In this article, we will discuss dismissals, the validity of dismissals and the options an employee has should such a situation arise.
What is an Employment Contract?
An employment contract is in essence, an agreement of a contract of service between a company and its potential employee. This agreement can be made in writing or verbally. The terms of the agreement may also be express or implied. Both parties must enter into the contract voluntarily.
This article aims to provide an overall guide as to common terms and obligations imposed on landlords and tenants.
It ought to be noted that whilst landlords and tenants may contract as they wish, and negotiate on any term in the tenancy agreement, there are some common terms found in most tenancy agreements. These shall be explored and explained further below.
A shareholders’ agreement is a contract between the persons (or even companies) who are parties to it, and set outs and regulates the different rights, powers and obligations of various parties. These include shareholders, directors and, if applicable, investors of the company.
A shareholders’ agreement may be enforced in other jurisdictions so long as it is set out inside the agreement and agreed upon. In Singapore, shareholders’ agreements are governed by Singapore Contract Law.