Termination of Employment Contracts – What you need to know
Business,Employment,Personal

Reading Time: 22 minutesWhen can an employer summarily dismiss an employee for misconduct? Can an employee sue under common law for an employer’s wrongful dismissal? Can an employee sue for a wrongful manner of dismissal? How does wrongful dismissal relate to the implied term of trust and confidence or an implied duty of good faith (if any)? This article […]

Know your rights as a professional
Business,Business Advice,Employment,Personal

Reading Time: 10 minutesTroubles in the workplace often arise when employees clash with their employers. These conflicts between employees and employers tend to be rooted in legal issues, such as a breach of the employment contract or the employee feeling that he has been wrongfully terminated by his employer. Lawyers Tan Cheow Hung (Director, Beacon Law Corporation) and […]

What freelancers and self-employed need to know about the law in Singapore
Business,Business Advice,Employment

Reading Time: 11 minutesWhat must freelancers know about the legal implications of working in a gig economy? And from the perspective of employers, what do they have to consider when employing freelancers? Lau Kah Hee (Partner, Derrick Wong & Lim BC LLP) and Kang Yixian (Partner, Donaldson and Burkinshaw LLP) shared tips about freelance work during ‘Legal for […]

Curveball Series: Breach of Employment Contract – For Employers
Business,Employment

Reading Time: 3 minutesWe do not like to think that our employees might divulge sensitive company information or make an exit en masse for a competing firm but the truth is, it happens. When it suddenly comes to light that an employee has breached their employment contract by sharing information with a competitor, been working towards their own […]

Curveball Series: Being Sued for Breach of Contract
Employment,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe very seed of human civilisation was planted with the cherished notion of co-operation and in our daily interactions with others, we form oral or implied agreement with those around us. More recently, with the proliferation of “user agreements”, we find ourselves giving consent to organisations who seek to bind us legally with fine print […]