Notification on Inclusion of Additional Key Employment Terms in In-Principle Approval Letter for Foreign Workers
Additional Key Employment Terms in In-Principle Approval Letter for Foreign Workers
With effect from 18 December 2020, MOM has enhanced the In-Principle Approval letters for foreign workers (FWs) who are Work Permit holders (excluding foreign domestic workers) to include the following:
a) four additional key employment terms:
i. normal working hours per week;
ii. number of working days per week;
iii. rate of pay for overtime (OT) work;
iv. daily basic rate of pay (for work done on rest days and public holidays);
b) additional information to remind employers and inform employees of the statutory requirements for overtime work, work done on rest days and public holidays, and general well-being.
Employers, and employment agencies acting on behalf of the employers, are required to specify the normal hours of work per week and number of working days per week, for all work permit applications for new FWs and those who are transferred to another employer. The rate of pay for OT work and daily basic rate of pay will then be automatically generated in the work permit application, based on the information provided by the employers and the computation formula stipulated in the Employment Act.