SINGAPORE: About 430,000 more professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) will be covered under the Employment Act when it is amended to remove the S$4,500 salary cap, said Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say in Parliament on Monday (Mar 5).
"The exceptions are public servants, domestic workers and seafarers who are covered separately, such as by other Acts due to their nature of work," Mr Lim added in his ministry's committee of supply (COS) debate.
The removal of the salary cap and other amendments to Singapore’s main labour law will be introduced in Parliament later this year for implementation by April 2019.
With the revisions, these PMEs will enjoy core employee benefits under the Act which include redress for wrongful dismissal, public holiday and sick leave entitlements, timely payment of salary and allowable deductions.
Currently, only Singaporeans earning under S$4,500 come under the Act’s core provisions.