Singapore: Contracts of employment
Original and updating author: Ravi Chandran, National University of Singapore
Consultant editors: Thomas Choo and Bernadette How, Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore
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- A contract of employment may be oral or written (although a written contract is likely to reduce the chances of any dispute). Employers must provide employees covered by the Employment Act with a statement of the key terms of their employment. (See General)
- There is no statutory obligation that employment should start with a probationary period, however, employment contracts commonly provide for a probationary period. (See Probationary periods)
- There is little legal distinction between different types of employment contracts. (See Types of contract)
- Once an employment contract is formed, any variation of the contract will generally not be valid, although there are exceptions to this rule. (See Variation of contract)