Ng Shu Yih
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Shu Yih is a content writer at Asia Law Network. He aspires to condense legal complexities and jargon, making it accessible to all.

Maternity Leave & Paternity Leave in Singapore [with Infographic]

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn recent years, Singapore has established a more robust system of maternity and paternity leave to support young parents in the workforce. This came in the form of longer paternity leave and the introduction of shared parental leave for working fathers, as the Government explores new ways to encourage young couples to have babies. Singapore […]

The Employment Act in Singapore Simplified – What You Need to Know as an Employer

Reading Time: 10 minutesWhat is the Employment Act?  The Employment Act (Cap 91, Rev Ed. 2016) (“the Employment Act”) authoritatively prescribes the minimum standard of employment terms for applicable employees in Singapore. In order to avoid prosecution, employers must know whether the Employment Act applies to their employees, and if applicable, how the Employment Act applies exactly. While […]

A visual guide to the type of work passes in Singapore
Business,Employment,Legal Everyday

Reading Time: 4 minutesEmployers rely on foreign workers for various reasons – whether to answer the shortage of local workers or to fill specialised roles. The Ministry of Manpower reports 1.393 million foreign workers in Singapore as of December 2016. Employers who want to tap into foreign talent must apply for work passes. It can be a complicated […]

What are Senior Counsel in Singapore?
Legal Updates

Reading Time: 6 minutesIntroduction to Senior Counsel What is a Senior Counsel? Senior Counsel (often referred to as “SCs”) have always been a fascinating class of the legal profession. When a lawyer is appointed a senior counsel (this is also known as taking the silk, he or she is symbolically recognized as being one of the best and […]

Banks need to adhere to Etridge Duties when dealing with vulnerable guarantors
Legal Updates

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Article in 60 Seconds Vulnerable guarantors include spouses or family members who could be emotionally influenced by a creditor Banks need to adhere to the Etridge Duties or risk voiding the guarantee (see Sudha Natrajan v The Bank of East Asia Ltd [2016] SGCA 66) A checklist of 5 important steps in discharging Etridge […]