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  1. Singapore - - Law, Act

    COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (No. 14 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-04-09 | SGP-2020-L-109961

    An Act to provide temporary measures, and deal with other matters, relating to the COVID‑19 pandemic, and to make a consequential amendment to the Property Tax Act (Chapter 254 of the 2005 Revised Edition).

    In summary, the Act set out temporary measures for businesses and individuals impacted by the measures taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19. It also sets out the criteria under which the Government can institute a Control Order to limit the movement of people or certain persons. These include: closing or limiting access to facilities; restricting the time, manner or extent for the carrying out of any business, undertaking or work; prohibiting or restricting the conduct of or participation in any event or gathering in any premises (see Part VII Article 34).

    In addition the Act:
    - suspends contractual obligations under a range of scheduled contracts;
    - provides mechanisms for financial relief to financially distressed individuals, businesses and firms;
    - sets out alternative arrangements for the conduct of company meetings
    - introduces measures to keep courts functioning through remote communications technology
    - restricts certain activities by the general public to prevent the spread of COVID-19

  2. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020 (S 254/2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-04-07 | SGP-2020-R-110014

    The regulations implement the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (No. 14 of 2020) and provide further details for enterprises on safe management measures for customer operations and safe management measures for workplaces.

  3. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Resource Sustainability Act 2019 (Act 29 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-10-04 | SGP-2019-L-109959

    An Act to impose obligations relating to the collection and treatment of electrical and electronic waste and food waste, to require reporting of packaging imported into or used in Singapore, to regulate persons operating producer responsibility schemes, and to promote resource sustainability.

  4. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act 2019 (Act 18 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-06-28 | SGP-2019-L-109960

    An Act to prevent the electronic communication in Singapore of false statements of fact, to suppress support for and counteract the effects of such communication, to safeguard against the use of online accounts for such communication and for information manipulation, to enable measures to be taken to enhance transparency of online political advertisements, and for related matters.

  5. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Criminal Law Reform Act 2019 (Act 15 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-06-07 | Date of entry into force: 2020-01-01 | SGP-2019-L-109958

    An Act to amend the Penal Code (Chapter 224 of the 2008 Revised Edition) and certain other Acts, to update the criminal offences, keep up with technological changes and emerging crime trends, enhance protection for minors and vulnerable victims, harmonise the criminal laws and update the sentencing framework.

  6. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Act 2018 (No. 26 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-04-12 | Date of entry into force: 2018-05-16 | SGP-2018-L-107525

    An Act to extend police powers to better prevent and respond to any incident or likely incident involving serious violence or large‑scale public disorder in Singapore, to repeal the Public Order (Preservation) Act (Chapter 258 of the 1985 Revised Edition), and to make consequential and related amendments to certain other Acts.

  7. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Criminal Justice Reform Act 2018 (No. 19 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-04-11 | SGP-2018-L-107520

    An Act to amend the Criminal Procedure Code (Chapter 68 of the 2012 Revised Edition) and certain other Acts to enhance the fairness of procedures, and ensure correct and equitable outcomes, in the criminal justice system.

  8. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Public Sector (Governance) Act 2018 (No. 5 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-02-07 | SGP-2018-L-107524

    An Act to provide for a consistent governance framework across public bodies in Singapore and to support a whole‑of‑government approach to the delivery of services in the Singapore public sector, and to make consequential and related amendments to certain other Acts.

  9. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Carbon Pricing Act 2018 (No. 23 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018 | SGP-2018-L-109956

    An Act to require the reporting of, and the payment of a tax in relation to, greenhouse gas emissions, and to make consequential and related amendments to the Energy Conservation Act (Chapter 92C of the 2014 Revised Edition).

  10. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Public Sector (Governance) Act 2018 (No. 5 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018 | SGP-2018-L-109957

    An Act to provide for a consistent governance framework across public bodies in Singapore and to support a whole-of-government approach to the delivery of services in the Singapore public sector, and to make consequential and related amendments to certain other Acts.

  11. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Act 2016 (No. 28 of 2016). - Singapore Statutes On-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-21 | SGP-2016-L-103724

    Makes several amendments to the Constitution concerning the role and powers of the President.

  12. Singapore - - International agreement

    Undertaking Between Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and Jordan Maritime Commission of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Concerning The Mutual Recognition of Certificates Under Regulation 1/10 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended by the 2010 of Manila Amendment. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2016-12-15 | Date of entry into force: 2016-12-15 | JOR-2016-IA-105545

  13. Singapore - - Law, Act

    SkillsFuture Singapore Agency Act 2016 (No. 24 of 2016). - Singapore Statutes On-line

    Adoption: 2016-09-22 | SGP-2016-L-103722

    Establishes the SkillsFuture Singapore Agency whose role is, inter alia, to plan and develop policies, programs and services that provide, or support the provision of adult education and further education and implement these and promote adult education with future needs of Singapore in mind.

  14. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Administration of Justice (Protection) Act 2016 (No.19 of 2016). - Singapore Statutes On-line

    Adoption: 2016-09-22 | SGP-2016-L-103723

    An Act to state and consolidate the law of contempt of court for the protection of the administration of justice, to define the powers of certain courts in punishing contempt of court and to regulate their procedure in relation thereto; and to make consequential amendments to certain other Acts.
    Repeals all defences at common law to contempt of court that are not contained in this Act.

  15. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Employment Claims Act 2016 (No. 21 of 2016). - Singapore Statutes On-line as amended

    Adoption: 2016-09-21 | SGP-2016-L-103721

    An Act to facilitate the expeditious resolution of employment disputes by providing for the mediation of such disputes, for the constitution, jurisdiction and powers of and administration of justice in the Employment Claims Tribunals, and for related matters, and to make consequential and related amendments to certain other Acts.

  16. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Organised Crime Act 2015 (No. 26 of 2015). - Singapore Statutes On-line

    Adoption: 2015-08-21 | SGP-2015-L-100534

    An Act to detect, investigate, prevent and disrupt organised crime activities, to deprive persons involved in such activities of the benefits of their crime, and to make consequential and related amendments to certain other Acts.

  17. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Deep Seabed Mining Act 2015 (No. 6 of 2015). - Singapore Statutes On-line

    Adoption: 2015-03-01 | SGP-2015-L-100537

    An Act to make provision for deep seabed mining, and for connected purposes.

  18. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Foreign Employee Dormitories Act, 2015 (No. 3 of 2015). - Singapore Statutes On-line

    Adoption: 2015-02-16 | SGP-2015-L-100522

    An Act to provide for the regulation of operators of dormitories for foreign employees and for matters connected with or incidental to that.

  19. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Design for Safety) Regulations 2015 (No. S 428). - Singapore Statutes On-line

    Adoption: 2015 | Date of entry into force: 2016-08-01 | SGP-2015-R-100536

  20. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Prevention of Human Trafficking Act 2014 (No. 45 of 2014). - Singapore Statutes On-line as amended

    Adoption: 2014-12-12 | Date of entry into force: 2015-03-01 | SGP-2014-L-100538

    An Act to deter and punish trafficking in persons and to protect and assist trafficked persons, and to make consequential amendments to the Children and Young Persons Act (Chapter 38 of the 2001 Revised Edition).

  21. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Radiation Protection (Amendment) Act 2014 (Act 20 of 2014). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2014-10-24 | SGP-2014-L-97168

  22. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment Agencies (Exemption) Order 2014 (No. S 433). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2014-06-25 | Date of entry into force: 2014-07-01 | SGP-2014-R-97193

  23. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Asbestos) Regulations 2014 (No. S. 337). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2014-05-06 | Date of entry into force: 2014-05-30 | SGP-2014-R-97224

  24. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Protection from Harassment Act 2014 (Act 17 of 2014) . - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2014-04-11 | SGP-2014-L-97169

    An Act to protect persons against harassment and unlawful stalking and to create offences, and provide civil remedies related thereto or in relation to false statements of fact, and to make consequential amendments to other written laws.

  25. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment (Bail and Personal Bond) Regulations 2014 (No. S 248). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2014-04-01 | SGP-2014-R-97171

  26. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment (Composition of Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (No. S 245). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2014-03-31 | Date of entry into force: 2014-04-01 | SGP-2014-R-97188

  27. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment (Female Workmen) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (No. S 246). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2014-03-31 | Date of entry into force: 2014-04-01 | SGP-2014-R-97190

  28. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment, Parental Leave and Other Measures Act 2013 (Commencement) Notification 2014 (No. S. 244). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2014-03-31 | SGP-2014-R-97197

  29. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) Act 2014 (No. 6 of 2014). - Singapore Statutes On-line as amended

    Adoption: 2014-02-11 | SGP-2014-L-96363

    This Act, in addition to the below listed Acts, gives effect to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. It amends laws in order to bring them into conformity with the MLC.

    1. Sections 47 to 51, 70 and 71 of the Merchant Shipping Act (Cap. 179);
    2. Merchant Shipping (Training, Certification and Manning) Regulations (Cap. 179, Rg 1);
    3. Merchant Shipping (Provisions and Water) Regulations (Cap. 179, Rg 24);
    4. Merchant Shipping (Crew Accommodation) Regulations (Cap. 179, Rg 29);
    5. Work Injury Compensation Act (Cap. 354).

  30. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment (Recommendations for Annual Wage Adjustment) Notification 2014 (No. S 417). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2014 | SGP-2014-R-97187

  31. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Employment, Parental Leave and Other Measures Act 2013 (Act No. 26 of 2013). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2013-12-04 | Date of entry into force: 2014-04-01 | SGP-2013-L-97170

    An Act to amend the Employment Act (Chapter 91 of the 2009 Revised Edition), the Child Development Co-Savings Act (Chapter 38A of the 2002 Revised Edition) and other written law to give employers greater flexibility in dealing with employment-related matters, to improve employment standards for employees and to refine the benefits for employees and self-employed persons in relation to maternity, adoption, childcare, extended childcare, shared parental and paternity leave.

  32. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Manpower (Infringement and Appeal Board Proceedings) Regulations 2013 (No. S. 732). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2013-12-02 | Date of entry into force: 2013-12-06 | SGP-2013-R-97195

  33. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Status of Children (Assisted Reproduction Technology) Act 2013 (Act No. 17 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-09-03 | SGP-2013-L-94132

    An Act relating to the legal status of children conceived and born through assisted reproduction technology and for matters connected therewith, and to make related amendments to certain other written laws.

  34. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Manpower (Job Flexibility Work Pass Exemption) Notification 2013 (No. S. 393). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2013-06-28 | Date of entry into force: 2013-07-01 | SGP-2013-R-97196

  35. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Work at Heights) Regulations 2013 (No. S. 223). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2013-04-15 | Date of entry into force: 2013-05-01 | SGP-2013-R-97225

  36. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (Act 26 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-11-20 | SGP-2012-L-94131

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Personal Data Protection Commission and Administration
    Part III - General Rules with Respect to Protection of Personal Data
    Part IV - Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Data
    Part V - Access to and Correction of Personal Data
    Part VI - Care of Personal Data
    Part VII - Enforcement of Parts III to VI
    Part VIII - Appeals to Data Protection Appeal Committee, High Court and Court of Appeal
    Part IX - Do Not Call Registry
    Part X - General


  37. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Manpower (Work Passes) Regulations 2012 (No. S 569). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-11-09 | SGP-2012-R-94133

    1 Citation and commencement
    2 Work passes
    3 In-principle approval
    4 Work permit
    5 S pass
    6 Employment pass
    7 Personalised employment pass
    8 EntrePass
    9 Work holiday pass
    10 Miscellaneous work pass
    11 Letter of consent
    12 Furnishing of security
    13 Forfeiture of security
    14 Fees
    15 Refund
    16 Waiver of fees
    17 Recovery of certain fees for damaged or lost work pass
    18 Liability for certain costs
    19 Personal identifier may be taken
    20 Application of work pass conditions to sole proprietorships
    20A Matters that can be considered by Controller in determining debarment
    21 Revocation
    22 Transitional provisions

  38. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Manpower (Amendment) Act 2012 (Commencement) Notification 2012 (No S. 556). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2012-11-08 | SGP-2012-R-97194

  39. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Employment of Foreign Manpower (Amendment) Act 2012 (Act 24 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-10-12 | SGP-2012-L-94129

    Makes numerous amendments to the principle Act.

  40. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Immigration (Amendment) Act 2012 (No. 18 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-09-03 | SGP-2012-L-94130

    An Act to amend the Immigration Act (Chapter 133 of the 2008 Revised Edition) and to make related amendments to the Customs Act (Chapter 70 of the 2004 Revised Edition).

  41. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Medical Examinations) Regulations 2011 (No. S 516). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-09-08 | Date of entry into force: 2011-09-10 | SGP-2011-R-90100

    Enacting Formula
    Part I - Medical examinations of persons employed in hazardous occupations
    Part II - Registration to act as designated workplace doctors
    Part III - Miscellaneous

  42. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Operation of Cranes) Regulations 2011 (No. S 515). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-09-08 | Date of entry into force: 2011-09-10 | Date of partial entry into force: 2013-09-01 | SGP-2011-R-90102

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - General Provisions
    Part III - Registration of Crane Operations
    Part IV - Appointment and Duties of Personnel
    Part V - Installation, Repair, Alteration, Testing, and Dismantling of Mobile Crane or Tower Crane
    Part VI - Miscellaneous

    FIRST SCHEDULE Types Of Mobile Cranes
    SECOND SCHEDULE Types Of Tower Cranes Mounted Tower Cranes
    THIRD SCHEDULE Fees


    The Factories (Operation of Cranes) Regulations (Cap. 104, Rg 10) are revoked.

  43. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Scaffolds) Regulations 2011 (No. S 518). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-09-08 | Date of entry into force: 2011-09-10 | SGP-2011-R-90103

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - General Provisions
    Part III - Metal Scaffolds
    Part IV - Timber Scaffolds
    Part V - Suspended Scaffolds
    Part VI - Other Scaffolds
    Part VII - Approved Scaffold Contractors
    Part VIII - Miscellaneous

    The Factories (Scaffolds) Regulations 2004 (G.N. No. S 19/2004) are revoked.

  44. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Noise) Regulations 2011 (No. S 424). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-07-20 | SGP-2011-R-90099

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Noise Control
    Part II - Noise Monitoring, Hearing Protectors and Training
    Part IV - Miscellaneous

    The Factories (Noise) Regulations (Cap. 104, Rg 14) are revoked.

  45. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Employment of Foreign Manpower (Levy) Order 2011 (No. S 371). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-30 | Date of entry into force: 2011-07-01 | SGP-2011-L-90084

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Payment of Levy and Funds
    Part III - Levy Rates Applicable
    Part IV - General

    Revokes the Employment of Foreign Manpower (Levy) Order 2010 (G.N. No. S 324/2010)

  46. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment Agencies (Bail and Personal Bond) Rules 2011 (No. S 173). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2011-03-31 | Date of entry into force: 2011-04-01 | SGP-2011-R-97192

  47. Singapore - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Employment Agencies Rules 2011 (No. S 172 of 2011). - Government Website

    Adoption: 2011-03-30 | SGP-2011-M-86247

    Rule
    1. Citation and commencement
    2. Definitions
    3. Prescribed fees, etc.
    4. Enquiries
    5. Security
    6. Training
    7. Validity of licence
    8. Separate licence
    9. Restriction on licensee
    10. Foreign recruitment
    11. Change of place of business
    12. Scale of fees, etc.
    13. Refund of fees
    14. Dispute resolution mechanism
    15. De-registration of employment agency personnel
    16. Registration cards
    17. Offence for persons to engage unlicensed persons
    18. Offence for licensed employment agencies to make certain applications
    19. Penalties
    20. Revocation
    The Schedule

  48. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment Agencies (Exemption) Order 2011 (No. S 175 of 2011). - Government Website

    Adoption: 2011-03-30 | Date of entry into force: 2011-04-01 | SGP-2011-R-86248

    Paragraph
    1. Citation and commencement
    2. Exemption.

    Exempts certain persons from the application of section 6 of the Employment Agencies Act.

  49. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act (Commencement) Notification 2011 (No. S. 18). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2011-01-13 | SGP-2011-R-97222

  50. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2010 (No. 36 of 2010). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2010-12-06 | Date of entry into force: 2011-02-01 | SGP-2010-L-97223

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