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Employment Myths Debunked

Myth 1 - Employment Act Applies To All Employees

The Employment Act only applies to Employees earning up to $4,500/- monthly (excluding Sailors, Maids, Civil Servants) whether they work full-time, part-time, on contract or as freelancers.

Myth 2 - All Employees Can Claim Overtime.

Only Manual workers earning up to $4,500/- monthly or Office workers earning up to $2,500/- monthly can claim overtime for working beyond normal working hours daily.

Myth 3 - There Is No Limit To Hours Of Work Or Overtime

You can only work average of 44 hours weekly over a 2 or 3 week period, with maximum of 72 hours of overtime in a month.

Myth 4 - CPF Is Only Payable For Full-Time Workers

CPF is payable for all workers who are Singapore Citizen or PR, even if they are part-time, contract or freelance workers.

Myth 5 - Only Mothers Can Claim Childcare Leave

Both Parents can claim this, for each child (who is Singapore Citizen) until child turns 7. Leave is maximum of 6 days per year for each Parent.

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