Altering internal work or reporting structures, varying payment and incentive policies, amending or terminating employment arrangements and outsourcing work to independent contractors – these are commonplace activities for any business in Singapore. Yet, if not handled properly, these activities carry significant risk for business owners.
By Invitation Only
This primer introduces SME owners to the issues, pitfalls of these activities, and more importantly, how to mitigate these risks and to protect themselves in the following areas:
- How does an employer decide whether or not certain payments are considered ordinary wages or additional wages?
- When is a worker considered an “employee”, in which case CPF is payable, and when he is considered an independent contractor, where CPF is not payable?
- What risks are business owners exposed to if there are breaches of their CPF and tax obligations?
B. Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) guidelines
- What are these guidelines and how do they impact SME owners?
- What baseline frameworks do businesses need to equip themselves with to be TAFEP compliant?
- How should SME owners handle a TAFEP investigation?
C. Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management (TADM) / Employment Claims Tribunal (ECT)
- What is the TADM and ECT framework and how do they impact SME owners?
- Sharing of Do’s and Don’ts when faced with a claim under the ECT / TADM framework.
- How can SME owners use legal frameworks to mitigate wrongful termination and salary-related claims?
The speakers will use practical case studies to bring these issues to life, and there will be plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion.
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2016) describes him as “commercially-savvy” and clients say that he is “sharp, thorough and solution driven” and “generates solutions that are thoughtful, clear and achieve business objectives.”
|2:30pm - 3:00pm :||Registration
|3:00pm - 3:45pm :||CPF & IRAS obligations & common mistakes made; Contingent workforce as a strategy to manage manpower needs
|3:45pm - 4:30pm :||Preventing inadvertent breaches under the CPF Act: Perspectives from practical case studies; Ensuring compliance with TAFEP guidelines and handling ECT claims
|4:30pm - 5:00pm :||Q & A
|5:00pm - 6:00pm :||Networking
Food and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be provided
Date: 24 November 2017 (Friday)
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm (Registration starts at 2:30pm)
Organiser: Stone Forest and Rajah & Tann LLP
Venue: Stone Forest office (8 Wilkie Road, #03-08, Wilkie Edge, Singapore 228095)
Fee Per Pax (incl. GST)
Invited clients and guests: Complimentary
(Limited to two participants/company)
Please call Prisca Lai at 6594 7955 or email priscalai@RSMSingapore.sg
- The organiser reserves the right to change the venue, date and programme due to circumstances beyond our control.
- Seats are limited to the first 120 registrants and successful registrants will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the event date.
- Please be informed that Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP/Stone Forest, others on behalf of the firm and third parties may be taking photographs and videos during this seminar. Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP/Stone Forest may use such photos in its marketing materials, publications or media.