01 Mar '11, 11pm

MOM will not hesitate to act against errant employers who deny maternity leave benefits

WE REFER to the letter by Ms Jeslin Neo, "Three months pregnant and fired" (Feb 24). Pregnant employees are protected under the law against unfair dismissals and from being denied their maternity leave benefits. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) takes a serious view of complaints on the denial of maternity leave benefits, and will not hesitate to take enforcement action against employers who deny their employees such benefits if they are entitled to it. With regard to Ms Neo's case, she came down to the ministry on Feb 11. Our officer duly informed her on her rights under the Employment Act, and she was also advised to write in on the matter. A day before her Today letter was published, MOM received her letter. We have since contacted her directly and we are looking into the complaint. Employees who feel that they have been unfairly dismissed because of their pregnancy can ap...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC110302-0000217/MOM-w...

Tweets

"I do not understand why employers must bear re...

straitstimes.com 08 Mar '11, 2am

I DO not understand why employers must bear responsibility for the folly of maids ('Stop them from running away for trivia...

Consumer Protection Act's scope expanded

channelnewsasia.com 04 Mar '11, 8am

SINGAPORE: The Consumer Protection Act, which will come into effect from April 1, has been expanded to give authorities mo...

SPRING - Employers, take your PIC and save on t...

spring.gov.sg 26 Feb '11, 7pm

...his chain of food and beverage (F &B ) outlets. It did...Singaporeans to work full-time in the F &B business is always ...

More Safety Regulations In Enhanced Consumer Pr...

business.gov.sg 07 Mar '11, 4am

will be improved to better ensure the safety of consumer goods. The current 45 categories covered under the existing Act w...