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New $500,000 grant to help employers implement family-friendly practices

Published on May 31, 2014 1:34 PM

SINGAPORE - Employers will soon be able to tap on a $500,000 grant to help improve the family-friendly and flexible working arrangements in their companies.

The Labour Movement announced on Saturday its new U Flex Family-Friendly Grant, which is funded by the Government.

The one-year pilot programme targeting 50 companies of various sizes, will be launched in the second half of this year. More details will be released at that time.

The exact criteria to qualify has not been finalised, but employers will likely have to put in place more flexible leave schemes, such as for employees who care for their elderly parents or dependents with special needs. Employers can also look into drawing up career progression pathways for employees on flexible work arrangements.

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