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Employment Law Specialists in Singapore

Employment attorneys play an indispensable role in the smooth operation of the modern workplace, guiding both employers and employees through the complexities of employment law. Their expertise is crucial in not just preventing potential conflicts but also in promoting a fair and equitable environment.

At DLLC, we excel in providing specialised employment law services. Our solicitors are dedicated to offering legal advice on employment law to businesses looking to establish compliant employment practices, resolve disputes effectively, and navigate complex legal issues related to workplace restructuring and redundancy plans. With a deep understanding of the nuances of employment law, DLLC is committed to safeguarding the interests of all parties in the workplace, ensuring a harmonious and productive environment through our comprehensive legal support. Our approach combines professional expertise with a commitment to fairness, making us a trusted partner in employment law matters.

Employment Law Services of DLLC

DLLC provides a comprehensive suite of employment law services designed to cover every aspect of the employer-employee relationship and the workplace environment. Our team of employment law specialists boasts a wealth of experience and expertise that ensure that businesses can navigate the complex landscape of employment law with confidence and compliance.

Employment Contracts

  • Letters of appointment
  • Management agreements
  • Consultant agreements
  • Commission agreements
  • Defining roles and responsibilities
  • Ensuring compliance with employment laws

Termination and Dismissal

  • Advising on legal procedures for termination
  • Handling disputes related to wrongful termination
  • Drafting and reviewing dismissal documentation
  • Guidance on severance packages and negotiations
  • Assistance with exit interviews and procedures

Discrimination and Harassment

  • Developing and implementing workplace policies against discrimination and harassment
  • Legal advice and representation in harassment cases
  • Assistance in conducting investigations and taking corrective actions
  • Training sessions on prevention for management and staff
  • Ensuring compliance with local and international laws

Employment Disputes

  • Mediation and negotiations to resolve workplace conflicts
  • Employment tribunal representation for both employers and employees
  • Handling cases of breach of contract, salary disputes, and unfair dismissal
  • Advising on disciplinary actions and procedures
  • Support for grievance procedures

Employee Benefits and Entitlements

  • Advising on legally mandated and optional employee benefits
  • Structuring employee share options schemes
  • Compliance checks for benefits and entitlements
  • Negotiating employee benefits packages
  • Implementation of retirement plans and insurance policies

Workplace Policies and Procedures

  • Development and review of employee handbooks and policy papers
  • Guidance on the implementation of workplace policies
  • Legal advice on changes to employment laws and regulations
  • Support in enforcing policies and managing non-compliance
  • Customising policies to fit organisational culture and goals

Workplace Health and Safety

  • Advising on compliance with workplace health and safety laws
  • Drafting and implementing health and safety policies
  • Guidance on workplace risk assessments
  • Training for health and safety committees
  • Representation in case of workplace accidents and investigations

Collective Bargaining and Union Matters

  • Representation and advice during collective bargaining with unions
  • Legal support in union negotiations and agreements
  • Handling disputes and grievances involving union members
  • Compliance with labour laws related to union activities
  • Strategy development for union-management relations

Immigration and Workpasses

  • Legal assistance with the application and renewal of work passes
  • Advising on immigration compliance for businesses
  • Strategy and policy development for employing foreign nationals
  • Support in navigating regulatory changes in immigration laws
  • Assistance with appeals and disputes related to work pass applications

Restrictive Covenants and Confidentiality Agreements

  • Drafting non-compete, non-solicit, and confidentiality agreements
  • Enforcing restrictive covenants and protecting intellectual property
  • Legal advice on the scope and enforceability of restrictive clauses
  • Negotiation of terms and conditions in employment contracts
  • Representation in disputes arising from breach of these agreements

What Makes DLLC Unique from Other Law Firms

DLLC distinguishes itself in the legal sector through a unique blend of client partnership, specialised expertise, and innovative solutions. Our approach involves deep integration with our clients’ operations, ensuring that our legal advice on employment law is not only accurate but fully aligned with their business goals. This partnership model transcends the traditional client-lawyer dynamic, fostering a deeper understanding and tailored legal strategies.

Our team of employment solicitors is characterised by a commitment to excellence, driven by a culture of duty, honesty, and empathy, especially in handling employment law issues. This dedication results in legal solutions that are both effective and ethically sound. DLLC’s innovative approach to legal challenges, coupled with our proactive stance on legislative changes, positions us as leaders in developing strategies that address both current and future legal needs.

Our track record of success in resolving complex disputes, negotiating contracts, and guiding compliance showcases our strategic acumen and commitment to achieving the best outcomes for our clients. Furthermore, DLLC’s unmatched client service, characterised by responsiveness and attention to detail, ensures that our clients feel valued and supported throughout the legal process.

Expertise of DLLC in Employment Law

Our Legal Team

Specialisation in Employment Legal Disputes

Since its inception in 2015, DLLC has offered unparalleled legal services tailored to the complex needs of both employers and employees. As a premier employment law firm in Singapore, we have leveraged the solid foundation established in our formative years to cultivate a remarkable track record, having successfully navigated and resolved over 5000 legal disputes. This record is a testament to our team’s unwavering commitment, exceptional skill set, and profound ability to tackle intricate legal challenges, consistently securing advantageous outcomes for our clientele.

Our specialisation in employment legal services stands as a testament to our comprehensive grasp of employment law’s nuances and our pledge to furnish strategic, actionable counsel. We dedicate ourselves to providing premier legal support on a wide array of employment-related matters, including but not limited to workplace discrimination, employee rights, termination and dismissal disputes, contract negotiations, and compliance issues.

DLLC’s method is distinctly marked by our resolve to ensure our clients’ success, offering seasoned guidance that seamlessly aligns with their objectives and aspirations. This steadfast dedication to specialisation and excellence guarantees that our clients benefit from insightful, pragmatic legal solutions, solidifying DLLC’s reputation as a trusted ally in the employment legal space. Our goal is not just to resolve current disputes but to empower our clients with the knowledge and strategies needed for proactive employment dispute prevention and management.

Additionally, DLLC boasts a dedicated team of business solicitor alongside civil attorneys, highlighting our wide-ranging legal expertise and capacity to meet various legal requirements.

Need Help with Your Employment Issues?

Frequently Asked Questions About Employment Law

Can employers in Singapore enforce non-compete clauses in employment contracts?

In Singapore, employers can include non-compete clauses in employment contracts to protect their business interests post-employment. However, for these clauses to be enforceable, they must be reasonable in scope, duration, and geographical area. The courts will consider the balance between protecting the employer’s interests and not unduly restricting the employee’s ability to find future employment. To ensure non-compete clauses are drafted effectively for enforceability, seeking legal advice from an employment law firm in Singapore is a crucial step.

What are the legal requirements for employee termination in Singapore?

Employee termination in Singapore is governed by strict regulations to ensure fairness and legality. Employers must adhere to the terms set out in the employment contract and the Employment Act. Valid reasons for termination include misconduct, redundancy, or poor performance, among others. Employers are also required to provide notice or salary in lieu of notice, and in some cases, severance pay. It’s crucial for employers to follow due process to avoid disputes or claims of wrongful dismissal.

How does Singapore law protect employees from workplace discrimination and harassment?

Singapore law protects employees from workplace discrimination and harassment through various legislations and guidelines, including the Employment Act and the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) guidelines.

These laws and guidelines promote equal employment opportunities and require employers to treat employees fairly, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, or family status. The Protection from Harassment Act (POHA) also provides a legal framework to safeguard individuals from harassment in the workplace.

What are the obligations of employers regarding employee data protection in Singapore?

Employers in Singapore are obligated to protect employee data according to the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). This includes obtaining consent before collecting, using, or disclosing personal data, ensuring the accuracy of data collected, and implementing adequate security measures to protect personal data from unauthorised access or leakage. Employers must also allow employees to access and correct their personal data and cease retention of personal data when the purpose for its collection is no longer served.

How can employees in Singapore pursue legal recourse for unpaid wages or wrongful dismissal?

Employees in Singapore, facing issues like unpaid wages or wrongful dismissal, can seek guidance and pursue legal recourse with the help of employment law specialists in Singapore.

Assistance is first sought through the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for conciliation. Should this step not yield results or be deemed inappropriate, filing a claim with the Employment Claims Tribunals (ECT) offers a quicker and cost-effective legal avenue. Documenting grievances and resolution attempts is vital, as these records become crucial in legal proceedings, a process where the expertise of employment law specialists becomes invaluable.