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Singapore: Training and development

Updating authors: Thomas Choo and Bernadette How, Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore
Original author: Ravi Chandran, National University of Singapore

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  • There is no general statutory obligation on employers to provide training to employees, and employees have no statutory entitlement to receive or request training. (See General)
  • Employers are obliged to pay a Skills Development Levy in respect of all employees (including foreign nationals) save for certain employees who are exempted from the levy, which is used to finance the Skills Development Fund. (See Skills Development Levy)