Capital: Singapore

Language: Tamil, Malay, English and Mandarin Chinese

Currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD)

Payroll Cycle: Monthly

Paid Time Off: In Singapore, employees are entitled to a minimum of 7 days of paid vacation per year after working for the same company for three months. After that, one more day is added each year until it reaches 14 days. However, it is common practice to grant 20 days of paid leave.

Public Holidays:New Year's Day; Lunar New Year; Good Friday; Labour Day; Eid al-Fitr; VesakWed; Eid al-AdhaLikely; National Day of Singapore Diwali Thu; Christmas Day; General Taxation; Individual Income Tax

Singapore's Income Tax: Singapore's personal income tax rates for resident taxpayers are progressive, with the highest personal income tax rate at 22 percent Personal income tax rates for non-resident taxpayers range from 15% to 22%, depending on the type of income.

  Employer Cost:  Approximately 17% of employee salary

Employment Contract Specifications: Written employment contracts are not required, but are strongly recommended, and must comply with local laws and regulations. Wages, bonuses, working hours, a termination clause, and a description of duties, among other things, should be included in employee agreements.


Probation Period:  The minimum period of probation is three months, and the maximum period of probation is six months.

Requirements for Minimum Wage: There is no such thing as a minimum wage. Except for a few exceptions, such as cleaning, security, and landscaping.

Overtime and maximum working hours: The average weekly working time is 38 hours. Workers can, however, work up to 40 effective hours per week if 12 compensatory days are granted for the rest of the year. Overtime pay is available to employees who work more than 40 hours per week.

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