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Basic labour law information

Singapore - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Cap. Const.).

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Employment Act (Ch. 91).

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Penal Code (Cap. 224).
     Criminal Justice Reform Act 2018 (No. 19 of 2018).
     Criminal Procedure Code 2010 (No. 15 of 2010) (Chapter 68).

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Trade Unions Act (Cap. 129).
     Employment Claims Act 2016 (No. 21 of 2016).
     Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (Cap. 67).
     Trade Disputes Act (Cap. 331) (Act No. 59 of 1941).
     Industrial Relations Act (Cap. 136).

03) Elimination of forced labour
     Prevention of Human Trafficking Act 2014 (No. 45 of 2014).

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Employment (Children and Young Persons) Regulations 1976. No. S 3.
     Children and Young Persons Act (No. 1 of 1993) (Cap. 38).

04.01) Hazardous child labour
     Employment (Children and Young Persons) Regulations 1976. No. S 3.

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     Women's Charter, 1997 (Cap. 353).
     Child Development Co-Savings Act 2001 (No. 13 of 2001).

08) Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
     Employment Agencies Act, 1958 (Cap. 92).
     Workforce Singapore Agency Act (No. 14 of 2003) (Cap. 305D).

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Education Act (Cap. 87).

11) Cooperatives
     Cooperative Societies Act 1979 (Cap. 62).

12) Conditions of employment
     Employment (Part-Time Employees) Regulations 1996 (No. S 421).

14) Occupational safety and health
     Workplace Safety and Health Act (No. 7 of 2006).

14.01) Protection against particular hazards
     Workplace Safety and Health (Asbestos) Regulations 2014 (No. S. 337).

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     Retirement and Reemployment Act (Cap. 274A).
     Pensions Act (Cap. 225).
     Central Provident Fund Act (Cap. 36).

15.03) Employment accident and occupational disease benefit
     Work Injury Compensation Act, 2008 (Cap. 354).

16) Maternity protection
     Employment (Female Workmen) Regulations 1988 (No. S 101 of 1988).

17) Migrant workers
     Immigration Act (Cap. 133).
     Employment of Foreign Manpower Act 1990 (No. 21 of 1990).

18) Seafarers
     Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) Act 2014 (No. 6 of 2014).
     Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (No. 19 of 1995) (Cap. 179).

19) Fishers
     Fisheries Act (Cap. 111).
  
 

  
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Last updated: Monday - 6th April 2020