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Singapore - Types of employment contracts


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Maximum probationary (trial) period (in months): no limitation

Remarks:
  • The EA does not refer to any probation period.
    However, it is common practice for employees to serve a 3 to 6 month-probationary period.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: No
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • Termination of contract
      Art. 9 EA.—(1) A contract of service for a specified piece of work or for a specified period of time shall, unless otherwise terminated inaccordance with the provisions of this Part, terminate when the work specified in the contract is completed or the period of time for which the contract was made has expired.
      (2) A contract of service for an unspecified period of time shall be deemed to run until terminated by either party in accordance with the provisions of this Part.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation in the legislation reviewed.
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation in the legislation reviewed.
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Maximum probationary (trial) period (in months): no limitation

Remarks:
  • The EA does not refer to any probation period.
    However, it is common practice for employees to serve a 3 to 6 month-probationary period.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: No
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • Termination of contract
      Art. 9 EA.—(1) A contract of service for a specified piece of work or for a specified period of time shall, unless otherwise terminated inaccordance with the provisions of this Part, terminate when the work specified in the contract is completed or the period of time for which the contract was made has expired.
      (2) A contract of service for an unspecified period of time shall be deemed to run until terminated by either party in accordance with the provisions of this Part.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation in the legislation reviewed.
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation in the legislation reviewed.
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Maximum probationary (trial) period (in months): no limitation

Remarks:
  • The EA does not refer to any probation period.
    However, it is common practice for employees to serve a 3 to 6 month-probationary period.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: No
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • Termination of contract
      Art. 9 EA.—(1) A contract of service for a specified piece of work or for a specified period of time shall, unless otherwise terminated inaccordance with the provisions of this Part, terminate when the work specified in the contract is completed or the period of time for which the contract was made has expired.
      (2) A contract of service for an unspecified period of time shall be deemed to run until terminated by either party in accordance with the provisions of this Part.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation in the legislation reviewed.
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation in the legislation reviewed.
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Maximum probationary (trial) period (in months): no limitation

Remarks:
  • The EA does not refer to any probation period.
    However, it is common practice for employees to serve a 3 to 6 month-probationary period.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: No
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • Termination of contract
      Art. 9 EA.—(1) A contract of service for a specified piece of work or for a specified period of time shall, unless otherwise terminated inaccordance with the provisions of this Part, terminate when the work specified in the contract is completed or the period of time for which the contract was made has expired.
      (2) A contract of service for an unspecified period of time shall be deemed to run until terminated by either party in accordance with the provisions of this Part.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation in the legislation reviewed.
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation in the legislation reviewed.
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Maximum probationary (trial) period (in months): no limitation

Remarks:
  • The EA does not refer to any probation period.
    However, it is common practice for employees to serve a 3 to 6 month-probationary period.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: No
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • Termination of contract
      Art. 9 EA.—(1) A contract of service for a specified piece of work or for a specified period of time shall, unless otherwise terminated inaccordance with the provisions of this Part, terminate when the work specified in the contract is completed or the period of time for which the contract was made has expired.
      (2) A contract of service for an unspecified period of time shall be deemed to run until terminated by either party in accordance with the provisions of this Part.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation in the legislation reviewed.
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation in the legislation reviewed.
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Maximum probationary (trial) period (in months): no limitation

Remarks:
  • The EA does not refer to any probation period.
    However, it is common practice for employees to serve a 3 to 6 month-probationary period.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: No
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • Termination of contract
      Art. 9 EA.—(1) A contract of service for a specified piece of work or for a specified period of time shall, unless otherwise terminated inaccordance with the provisions of this Part, terminate when the work specified in the contract is completed or the period of time for which the contract was made has expired.
      (2) A contract of service for an unspecified period of time shall be deemed to run until terminated by either party in accordance with the provisions of this Part.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation in the legislation reviewed.
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation in the legislation reviewed.
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Maximum probationary (trial) period (in months): no limitation

Remarks:
  • The EA does not refer to any probation period.
    However, it is common practice for employees to serve a 3 to 6 month-probationary period.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: No
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • Termination of contract
      Art. 9 EA.—(1) A contract of service for a specified piece of work or for a specified period of time shall, unless otherwise terminated inaccordance with the provisions of this Part, terminate when the work specified in the contract is completed or the period of time for which the contract was made has expired.
      (2) A contract of service for an unspecified period of time shall be deemed to run until terminated by either party in accordance with the provisions of this Part.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation in the legislation reviewed.
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation in the legislation reviewed.
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Maximum probationary (trial) period (in months): no limitation

Remarks:
  • The EA does not refer to any probation period.
    However, it is common practice for employees to serve a 6 month-probationary period.
    See: http://www.guidemesingapore.com/employment/c288-employment-act-contract-and-benefits.htm

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: No
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • Sec. 9 (1) EA.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation in the legislation reviewed.
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation in the legislation reviewed.
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Maximum probationary (trial) period (in months): no limitation

Remarks:
  • The EA does not refer to any probation period.
    However, it is common practice for employees to serve a 6 month-probationary period.
    See: http://www.guidemesingapore.com/employment/c288-employment-act-contract-and-benefits.htm

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: No
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • Sec. 9 (1) EA.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation in the legislation reviewed.
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation in the legislation reviewed.
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Maximum probationary (trial) period (in months): no limitation

Remarks:
  • The EA does not refer to any probation period.
    However, it is common practice for employees to serve a 6 month-probationary period.
    See: http://www.guidemesingapore.com/employment/c288-employment-act-contract-and-benefits.htm

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: No
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • Sec. 9 (1) EA.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation in the legislation reviewed.
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation in the legislation reviewed.
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Maximum probationary (trial) period (in months): no limitation

Remarks:
  • The EA does not refer to any probation period.
    However, it is common practice for employees to serve a 6 month-probationary period.
    See: http://www.guidemesingapore.com/employment/c288-employment-act-contract-and-benefits.htm

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: No
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • Sec. 9 (1) EA.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation in the legislation reviewed.
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation in the legislation reviewed.