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Why is this important? This removes a hurdle for foreign authorities to seek assistance from Singapore to seize Singapore-based assets that may be subject to a foreign confiscation order. Key points you should note: A foreign country... [More]
Recent Developments in Enforcement Data breach risks are serious and are happening more often than one may think. In Q1 2020 alone, the Personal Data Protection Commission (the “PDPC”) had heard a total of 17 data breach cases. Fines were handed... [More]
Introduction 1. On 7 April 2020, Parliament passed the wide-ranging COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (the “Act”) to provide temporary, targeted relief to alleviate the immense pressures caused to individuals, firms and businesses as a... [More]
Introduction 1. On 7 April 2020, Parliament passed the wide-ranging COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (the “Act”) to provide temporary, targeted relief to alleviate the immense pressures caused to individuals, firms and businesses as a... [More]
Introduction On 7 April 2020, Parliament passed the wide-ranging COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (the “Act”) to provide temporary, targeted relief to alleviate the immense pressures caused to individuals, firms and businesses as a... [More]
Summary of the Solidarity Budget measures targeted at supporting businesses which was announced on 6 April 2020. Enhanced Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) Government will pay 75% of the first $4,600 of monthly salaries paid in April... [More]
The Singapore Government recently announced new measures to act as “circuit breakers” to control and mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The measures include the shutdown of all work places between 7 April and 4 May 2020, with prescribed... [More]
To reduce the risk of further local transmission of COVID-19, all business, social or other activities that cannot be conducted through telecommuting from home will be suspended from 7 April 2020 to 4 May 2020 (inclusive). Companies that are able to... [More]
The recent novel coronavirus outbreak (officially named “COVID-19”) has affected millions across the globe, with the Director-General of the World Health Organization (“WHO”) calling the outbreak “unprecedented” and declaring a global public-health... [More]
Q: Can employers offer unpaid leave to their employees during the period of the Movement Restriction Order (“Order”)? A: No, employers may not compel their employees to take unpaid leave during the quarantine period. Q: Can employers ask... [More]