Reading Time: 6 minutesThe story In 60 Seconds Proposed amendments to the Employment Act (“EA“) include the enhancement of the existing employment dispute resolution framework. This includes empowering the Employment Claims Tribunal (“ECT“) to adjudicate wrongful dismissal claims, in addition to salary-related disputes, with effect from 1 April 2019. Read with other tabled changes to the EA, the […]
Amarjit joined Withers KhattarWong in Singapore as a dispute resolution partner from a US-based international law firm, where she developed and headed its employment and global mobility practice. She is a commercial disputes lawyer who has acted in high-value and complex litigation and international arbitration matters. She has represented Fortune 500 companies and ultra high net worth individuals in shareholder, corporate insolvency, employment, and large scale professional negligence / construction disputes. She has guided executives and companies through complex employment issues arising out of investigations, reduction in force exercises, business transfers and M&As. Amarjit is a frontrunner in training and performing cultural assessments on #MeToo and diversity issues. In 2017, she was recognized by the Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore’s most influential lawyers aged 40 and under. Amarjit sits on the Project Law Help Committee under the auspices of the Law Society’s pro bono services and is a strong proponent of pro bono work.