Age for re-employment increased to 67

The government of Singapore had decided to increase the re-employment age to 67 with effect from 1st July 2016.

Mr Tan also announced new re-employment options for employees. Noting that employers can sometimes help workers secure re-employment in a related or subsidiary company, the Minister of State said that the law will be amended to allow a new employer to take on the re-employment obligations of the the original employer. This will be subject to the employee’s agreement, and will take effect Jul 1.

And in the situation where re-employment in not possible, the Employment Assistance Payment amounts and age coverage will be increased accordingly, said Mr Tan.

To help employers and workers be prepared for the upcoming changes, the Tripartite Guidelines on the Re-employment of Older Employees has been updated, and will be released over the next few weeks, the Minister of State said. read more at channelnewsasia.com

 

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