Hiring employees in Singapore

Over the past few months, the Singapore government has introduced a tightening of rules for business to employ foreign individuals, as part of the efforts to ensure equal and fair job opportunities for Singaporeans. As part of these efforts, the Ministry of Manpower (“MOM”) has been regularly increasing the salary criteria that individuals must meet in order to be allowed to work in Singapore. In the year 2020 alone, the minimum qualifying salary for Employment Pass and SPass Holders was increased twice. Join us in this webinar on 27th April 2021 at 17,00 hours Singapore time, where we will navigate through these changes and outline the overall criteria to hire foreign and local employees in Singapore, as well as provide you with an overview of the support and measures available for businesses to reduce costs and manage their manpower. About the speakers Veronica Salcedo studied law at the University of Deusto in Spain, before completing her Master’s degree in Legal Practice at the International University of La Rioja and gaining admission to the Spanish bar in May 2016. She initially worked as a legal advisor to a Spanish start-up company in Madrid before undertaking a further Master’s degree in Humanitarian Action at the Universities of Deusto in Spain and Uppsala in Sweden. In 2018, she moved to London where she initially worked for a Spanish law firm, and later joined an in-house legal team where she primarily worked on commercial, corporate and compliance matters. She joined Luther in February 2020. Veronica primarily advises Spanish-speaking and European clients in Singapore. Her areas of expertise include data protection, immigration, employment, and corporate law. Raina Chugani graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2014 and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2015. Previously a commercial litigation lawyer, Raina has experience in both contentious and non-contentious areas of law. Raina acts for clients from a wide range of industries. Her practice includes corporate transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and investments as well as commercial transactions involving software, franchising, distribution and technology-related matters. Raina is also regularly engaged in general corporate advisory matters, including employment related matters.