PEO/Employer Of record in Singapore

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PEO/Employer of Record in Singapore - Hire Employees Compliantly

We are a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) that provides Employer of Record services in Singapore, also known as “employment solutions” or “PEO solutions”.

Many companies opt to outsource their employment to minimize costs and legal risk when expanding their business operations in Singapore.

We can help foreign companies navigate through Singaporean employment laws and requirements, saving you time so you can focus on core business activities.

While all employment, HR, administrative and legal matters are outsourced to us, you are able to have a physical presence in Singapore without the need to set-up a legal entity.

Entity Not Required

Foreign clients do not need to register a legal entity in Singapore when using PEO services.

100% compliant

We strictly follow official compliance guidelines to ensure a safe legal environment for all clients.

Fast Market Entry

We will help you to hire and onboard employees within one week.

Complete PEO package for efficient and compliant employment

On-board staff in Singapore without any risks

Employment and payroll regulations in Singapore

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Employment Contracts

It is recommended to have a written employment contract in Singapore. Best practices include spelling out an employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. 

Always include the employee’s salary and compensation amounts in Singapore currency. An employee can be employed in the following terms: 

  • Full-time 
  • Part-time 
  • Temporary 
  • Contract 

Working Hours 

An employee shall not be required under his contract of service to work: 

  • More than 6 consecutive hours without a period of leisure (of at least 45 minutes break) 
  • More than 8 hours in one day or more than 44 hours in one week. 
  • Unless specially exempted, employees cannot work more than 12 hours per day or 72 hours of overtime in one month. 

Public Holidays

New Year’s Day – January 1
Chinese New Year – January 25-26
Good Friday – April 10
Labour Day – May 1
Vesak Day – May 7
Hari Raya Ruasa – May 24
National Day – August 9
Deepavali – November 14
Christmas Day – December 25

Probation Period 

The Employment Act of Singapore does not require a probation period for an employee. In Singapore, it is common that employees are asked to serve a probation period ranging from 3 to 6 months. 

Termination of the contract 

Employment termination guidelines as stipulated in the Employment Act is applicable to those employees protected under the Act. The table below illustrates the circumstances under which a contract can be terminated: 

Employer Initiated TerminationEmployee Initiated TerminationNatural Termination
  • Unsatisfactory Probation
  • Breach of contract by the employee
  • Employee dismissal on grounds of misconduct
  • Employee dismissal on grounds other than misconduct
  • Employee transfer
  • Employee retirement
  • Employee retrenchment
  • Resignation
  • Breach of contract by the employer
  • Retirement
  • Expiry of the fixed-term contract
  • End of the probationary period
  • Death of either party

Social security

Social security or Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions are mandatory for Singapore citizens and Singapore permanent residents (“SPRs”) who are employed in Singapore. 

Foreign individuals working in Singapore are not eligible for the CPF scheme.

The contribution rates for different age groups and SPR status are as shown in the table below: 

Individual Income Tax 

Singapore follows starting at 0% and ending at 22% above SG$320,000 as below: 

Chargeable IncomeIncome Tax Rate (%)Gross Tax Payable (SGD)Total Income Tax in this income bracket
First SGD $20,000

 

Next SGD $10,000

0

2

0

 

200

200
First SGD $30,000

 

Next SGD $10,000

 

3.50

200

 

350

550
First SGD $40,000

 

Next SGD $40,000

 

7

550

 

2,800

3,350
First SGD $80,000

 

Next SGD $40,000

 

11.50

3,350

 

4,600

7,950
First SGD $120,000

 

Next SGD $40,000

 

15

7,950

 

6,000

13,950
First SGD $160,000

 

Next SGD $40,000

18

13,950

 

7,200

21,150
First SGD $200,000

 

Next SGD $40,000

 

19

21,150

 

7,600

28,750
First SGD $240,000

 

Next SGD $40,000

 

19.50

28,750

 

7,800

36,550
First $280,000

 

Next SGD $40,000

 

20

36,550

 

8,000

44,550

First SGD $320,000

 

In excess of SGD $320,000

 

22

44,550

Minimum Wage 

The Employment Act does not regulate the minimum salary every employee must be paid. 

In other words, there is no minimum salary requirement and it is subject to negotiation between the employer and the employee.

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