FAQ on the Employment Retention Program

FAQ on the Employment Retention Program

  As part of the government’s PRIHATIN economic stimulus package, the Employment Retention Programme (“ERP”) was introduced as an immediate financial assistance for employees who have been instructed to take unpaid leave due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are...
COVID-19: What is a Lay-Off?

COVID-19: What is a Lay-Off?

  In the current economic climate, words like “retrenchment”, “downsizing” and “lay-off” are becoming part of our daily vernacular. Sometimes, these phrases are used interchangeably, although the concept of a “lay-off” is legally distinct from a retrenchment....
FAQ On the Wage Subsidy Programme

FAQ On the Wage Subsidy Programme

  A wage subsidy programme was announced by the government as part of its economic stimulus package. The wage subsidy programme is intended to both protect job security and assist employers who are undergoing cash flow difficulties due to headcount costs.  Since...