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Fair hiring framework good step but could be further refined

The Fair Consideration Framework, which mandates that employers consider Singaporeans fairly for all job opportunities before hiring Employment Pass holders, has been given more bite.

The stiffer penalties - which include restrictions on hiring foreigners and prosecution over making false declarations - have been welcomed by experts.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 18, 2020, with the headline 'Fair hiring framework good step but could be further refined'. Print Edition | Subscribe