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What is MOM Employment Act Amendment?

It is a regulation by Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) that mandates maintaining detailed employee and salary records that comes into effect starting 1st April 2016 (no kidding). You can find the full details here: http://www.mom.gov.sg/employment-practices/employment-act/amendments-to-the-act.

Is my company affected?

If your company is registered in Singapore, then “yes” is the most likely answer. The Employment Act covers all local and foreign employees in Singapore that do not fall under the following conditions:

  • Managers or executives with monthly basic salary of more than S$4,500
  • Part-time workers who work less than 35 hours a week
  • Seafarers
  • Domestic workers
  • Statutory board employee or civil servants

Please refer to Ministry of Manpower website for the full information.

Is it really necessary?

Absolutely. Unless you want to attract administrative penalties. Here is an excerpt from the Amendments to the Employment Act:

From 1 April 2016, MOM will set up a framework to treat less severe breaches of the EA as “civil breaches” which attract administrative penalties. For a start, the breaches are:
  • Failure to issue itemised payslips.
  • Failure to issue KETs in writing.
  • Failure to maintain detailed employment records.
  • Provision of inaccurate information to the Commissioner for Labour or inspecting officers without the intent to defraud and mislead.

So why should I choose Carbonate?

Among the requirements based on the amendments to the employment act by MOM are to keep employment records. The free modules you can sign up for in Carbonate currently includes employee details and the e-leave system we provide. This would help companies maintain the employee records based on the guidelines set at: http://www.mom.gov.sg/employment-practices/employment-records.

Stay on the safe side

Carbonate ensures your compliance with the government regulations and frees you from the worry of incurring administrative penalties.

Free forever

If you are one of the first 100 companies to subscribe, you don‘t have to pay a single cent for the basic employee record and leave management package.

Security and privacy

We house your data securely on Microsoft Azure data centers using top notch security including SSL and SHA-256 encryption for data access. Read more about the security of the data centre here. We will not be sharing your data with third parties, too.

You‘ll never walk alone

We did our best to make Carbonate as easy and straightforward as possible. And even though we provide Carbonate for free, we are committed to keep improving and updating it.

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Be one of the first 100 companies to sign up and get the basic compliance package for free. You will get employee records, data export, and the leave management module with lifetime updates.