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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]
Temporary relief for inability to perform contractual obligations due to COVID-19 pandemic through introduction of COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Bill in Parliament Introduction 1. On 26 March 2020, the Singapore Government introduced the... [More]
In March 2020, the National Wage Council convened to formulate and implement wage guidelines for the period from 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2021, in a bid to respond to and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and jobs. National Wage... [More]
Guides to Force Majeure Around the World The current COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a range of medical, social and economic consequences around the world.  The effects on commerce have already been dramatic and for those of us who advise on... [More]
TECH MATTERS   CHALLENGES IN ETHICAL GOVERNANCE OF AI – TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY In the Tech Matters Series, Shaun Leong, Partner based in the Singapore office of global law practice Eversheds Sutherland, Eversheds Harry... [More]
Reviewing Stargood Construction Pte Ltd v Shimizu Corp [2019] SGHC 261 (“Stargood”) Introduction The High Court’s decision in Stargood Construction Pte Ltd v Shimizu Corp [2019] SGHC 261 (“Stargood”) has clarified the difference between... [More]
This morning we woke up to the news that the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a pandemic in view of its alarming levels of spread and severity. Looking from a risk management standpoint, we have identified... [More]