Into 2017, here’s a guide to the latest law amendments in Singapore. Have a look and see which one affects your daily life the most!
- Raise of school fees for PR/non-citizens
The raise will be from $20 to $60 for PR students. For non-citizens, it will be from $20 to $150. That’s nearly 700% increase. Wow!
- Usage of IRIS
The immigration checkpoints will now take in IRIS record of new applicants for IC/passport. This is to strengthen the social security, and of course, enhance efficiency in clearing the checkpoints.
- Want to retrench at least 5 people? Must report hor!
Any company that want to smash the ricebowl of their employees will need to inform MOM within five days. Offenders can be fined up to $5000. Note that this ruling is applicable for companies with at least ten employees.
- Dining bill payable by mobile phone at over 200 F&B outlets
PayPal has linked up with more than 200 F&B outlets, enhancing the dining experience. Convenient? Definitely. Cashier? Waiter? Well, their ricebowls are shaking…
- Waste refusal fee
A slight increase of 76 cents from $7.49 to $8.25. That is across all HDB flats.
- Minimum basic salary raised to $3600 for EP
Yap, if you don’t have that basic salary, you won’t be considered for EP. In addition, study qualifications and work experience will also be taken into consideration.
- Two weeks’ paternity leave for new fathers
As a working father, you are now entitled to two weeks of Government-Paid Paternity Leave (GPPL). It was only one week previously. For babies born after 1 July, 2017, parents can enjoy four weeks of shared parental leave.
- WIFI for workers dormitory
Yes, free WIFI access for migrant workers living in dormitories. Come on, this is the technology age.
- More detailed health bills
Yap, transparency’s the word. For sure, you will understand more about the breakdown of your hospital bill.
- 55 years old? Time to change IC.
Yap, change IC ok, not hand in IC. For the reason why, you can take a look at no.2.