COVID-19: Impact on employment in Singapore

The first confirmed case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) was reported in Singapore on 23 January 2020.

The government agency responsible for employment matters in Singapore, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), has from an early stage taken a proactive and realistic approach to employment matters in Singapore as a result of COVID-19. The MOM has recognized that the introduction of cost-cutting measures directly impacting employees' salaries will be necessary for many companies, notwithstanding that such measures typically require employee consent under Singapore law.

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