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How are local and foreign workers’ rights protected?

Besides covering more workers, last year's update to the Employment Act also addressed the rise of freelancers in the gig economy. PHOTOS: ST FILE, AFP, HUSH TEABAR
Besides covering more workers, last year's update to the Employment Act also addressed the rise of freelancers in the gig economy. PHOTOS: ST FILE, AFP, HUSH TEABAR

This is a special Straits Times resource for junior college and pre-university students, as part of The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz outreach.

The Ministry of Manpower formulates and implements policies covering the local and foreign workforce in Singapore. Singapore’s main labour law is the Employment Act, while foreigners working in Singapore are covered under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.
 
An update to the Employment Act was proposed last year and implemented this year, which would cover more workers and also address the rise of freelancers in the gig economy.
 
Find out more about labour laws below.

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