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

    Employment of Foreign Manpower (Work Pass Exemptions) Notification 2007 (No. 2) (G.N. No. S 345). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-06-29 | SGP-2007-M-76860

    Exempts certain officers and seament on international voyages as well as students on vacation from section 5 of the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.

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

    Retirement Age (Exemption) (Amendment) Notification 2007 (No. S 346).

    Adoption: 2007-06-29 | SGP-2007-M-76861

    Makes amendments to terminology in paragraph 3 of the Retirement Age (Exemption) Notification following amendments made to the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act 1990.

  3. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Immigration (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2007 (No. S 347).

    Adoption: 2007-06-29 | SGP-2007-R-76862

    Amends regulations 8, 9, 9A, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 39 and 40 of the Regulations as well as the First, Second and Third Schedule following amendments made to the Foreign Manpower Act.

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

    Employment (Recommendation for Annual Wage Adjustment) Notification 2007 (No. S 267).

    Adoption: 2007-06-05 | Date of entry into force: 2007-07-01 | Date of end of application: 2008-06-30 | SGP-2007-M-76854

    Made under Employment Act. Sets forth guidelines for wage adjustments for period commencing 1 July 2007 and ending 30 June 2008, based on recommendations made by National Wages Council.

  5. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Radiation Protection Act 2007 (No. 27 of 2007). - Singapore Statutes Online

    Adoption: 2007-06-01 | Date of entry into force: 2007-07-01 | SGP-2007-L-76393

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Administration
    Part III - Control of import, export etc. of radioactive materials and irradiating apparatus
    Part IV - Licences
    Part V - General provisions relating to occupational safety and health
    Part VI - Disposal of radioactive waste
    Part VII - Information and documents
    Part VIII - Inspections
    Part IX - Enforcement
    Part X - Miscellaneous
    Repeals the Radiation Protection Act (Cap. 262).

  6. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Employment of Foreign Workers (Amendment) Act 2007 (No. 30 of 2007).

    Adoption: 2007-06-01 | Date of entry into force: 2007-07-01 | SGP-2007-L-76853

    Makes various amendments to the principal Act including amendment of the long title (section 1), definitions (section 2). Makes several terminology changes such as changing work permit to work pass (sections 3, 5 and 6) and foreign worker is now referred to as foreign employee (sections 5, 8). A new section 7 is inserted concerning application for work passes. Section 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27 and 29 are also amended and a new Schedule concerning personal identifiers is inserted after section 30 of the Act.

  7. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Immigration (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2007 (No. S 214).

    Adoption: 2007-05-21 | Date of entry into force: 2007-05-01 | SGP-2007-R-76473

    Amends the Second Schedule to the Immigration Regulations (Rg 1).

  8. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Environmental Pollution Control (Control of Noise at Construction Sites) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (No. S 145).

    Adoption: 2007-03-29 | Date of entry into force: 2007-10-01 | SGP-2007-R-76125

    Amends the principal Orders with respect to the sections relating to noise control (regulations 3, 4, 5 and the First Schedule).

  9. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) (Amendment) Order 2007 (No. S144).

    Adoption: 2007-03-28 | Date of entry into force: 2007-04-01 | SGP-2007-R-76124

    Amends sections 2, 4A and 13 of the Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) Order.

  10. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Children Development Co-Savings (Amendment) Act 2007.

    Adoption: 2007-03-01 | SGP-2007-L-76284

    Amends sections 2, 3, 9, 9A, 10 and 12A.

  11. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Children Development Co-savings (Paid Maternity Leave and Adoption Leave) (Amendment) Regulations 2007.

    Adoption: 2007-03-01 | SGP-2007-R-76285

    Amends Regulations 2, 4, 5 and 6.

  12. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Retirement Age (Composition of Offenses) Regulations 2007 (No. S 85).

    Adoption: 2007-02-26 | SGP-2007-R-76035

    Provides that any offence under sections 4(3), 8(7) or 9(3) of the Retirement Age Act may be compounded by an investigating officer in accordance with section 10(1).

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

    Work Permit (Exemption) Notification 2007 (No. S 66).

    Adoption: 2007-02-15 | SGP-2007-M-75439

    Employers wishing to employ a foreign worker who holds a personalised employment pass issued under the Immigration Regulations (Cap. 133, Rg 1), are exempted from applying for a work permit under the Employment of Foreign Workers Act.

  14. Singapore - - International agreement

    ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-01-13 | INT-2007-IA-93358

    Sets out the general principles of the Declaration and then the obligations of both the sending and receiving parties. These include:

    OBLIGATIONS OF RECEIVING STATES
    5. Intensify efforts to protect the fundamental human rights, promote the welfare and uphold human dignity of migrant workers;
    6. Work towards the achievement of harmony and tolerance between receiving states and migrant workers;
    7. Facilitate access to resources and remedies through information, training and education, access to justice, and social welfare services as appropriate and in accordance with the legislation of the receiving state, provided that they fulfill the requirements under applicable laws, regulations and policies of the said state, bilateral agreements and multilateral treaties;
    8. Promote fair and appropriate employment protection, payment of wages, and adequate access to decent working and living conditions for migrant workers;
    9. Provide migrant workers, who may be victims of discrimination, abuse, exploitation, violence, with adequate access to the legal and judicial system of the
    receiving states; and
    10. Facilitate the exercise of consular functions to consular or diplomatic authorities of states of origin when a migrant worker is arrested or committed to prison or custody or detained in any other manner, under the laws and regulations of the receiving state and in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

    OBLIGATIONS OF SENDING STATES
    11. Enhance measures related to the promotion and protection of the rights of migrant workers;
    12. Ensure access to employment and livelihood opportunities for their citizens as sustainable alternatives to migration of workers;
    13. Set up policies and procedures to facilitate aspects of migration of workers, including recruitment, preparation for deployment overseas and protection of the migrant workers when abroad as well as repatriation and reintegration to the countries of origin; and
    14. Establish and promote legal practices to regulate recruitment of migrant workers and adopt mechanisms to eliminate recruitment malpractices through legal and valid
    contracts, regulation and accreditation of recruitment agencies and employers, and blacklisting of negligent/unlawful agencies.

  15. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Construction) Regulations 2007. - Government Websites

    Adoption: 2007 | SGP-2007-R-86249

    Provides measures to ensure safety of workers in the construction industry.

  16. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Central Provident Fund (Self-Employed Person) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (No. S 722).

    Adoption: 2006-12-29 | SGP-2006-R-75451

    Amends the Schedule to the Regulations.

  17. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Central Provident Fund (Investment Schemes) (Amendment) Regulation, 2006 (No. S723).

    Adoption: 2006-12-29 | Date of entry into force: 2007-01-01 | SGP-2006-R-75452

    Amends regulations 2, 4 and 22.

  18. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2006 (No. S726).

    Adoption: 2006-12-29 | Date of entry into force: 2007-01-01 | SGP-2006-R-75453

    Makes a number of amendments to regulation 2 concerning definitions. Also deletes and substitutes paragraphs 4A, 4B and 4C and adds new paragraphs 4D and 4E concerning levy payable by employers. Also amends paragraphs 6, 8, 9, 15A, 18, and 21-26.

  19. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Environmental Pollution Control (Hazardous Substances) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (No. S713).

    Adoption: 2006-12-27 | Date of entry into force: 2007-01-01 | SGP-2006-R-75449

    Amends regulation 17.

  20. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Environmental Public Health (Toxic Industrial Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (No. S716).

    Adoption: 2006-12-27 | Date of entry into force: 2007-01-01 | SGP-2006-R-75450

    Amends regulation 13 concerning amount of fines as well as other miscellaneous amendments.

  21. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Oil) Regulations 2006 (No. S 685). - Regulations on-lin

    Adoption: 2006-12-22 | SGP-2006-R-75440

    Regulations to prevent pollution at sea due to oil spills. Includes obligation to obtain a Singapore Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate (SOPP) and an International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate (IOPP). Includes penalties for failure to apply the act which include a fine and/or imprisonment.

  22. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk) Regulations 2006 (No. S 686). - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 2006-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2007-01-01 | SGP-2006-R-75442

    Regulations to ensure the safety of the transport of noxious liquid substance and prevent pollution.

  23. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Reception Facilities and Garbage Facilities) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (No. S 687).

    Adoption: 2006-12-22 | SGP-2006-R-75444

    Amends regulations 2 and 5 of the Regulations.

  24. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Hazardous and Noxious Substances Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (No. S 689).

    Adoption: 2006-12-22 | SGP-2006-R-75446

    Amends Regulation 8 concerning emergency plans.

  25. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2006 (No. S 691).

    Adoption: 2006-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2007-01-01 | SGP-2006-R-75447

    Deletes and substitutes Part A-1 of Chapter II-1 concerning the structure of ships. Adds a new regulation 22-3 of Chapter II-1 concerning water level detectors on single hold cargo ships other than bulk carriers. Regulation 31 of Chapter II-1 is also amended.

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

    Central Provident Fund (Amendment) Rules 2006 (No. S 680).

    Adoption: 2006-12-15 | Date of entry into force: 2006-12-25 | SGP-2006-M-75480

    Amends Rule 2 of the Central Provident Fund Rules (R 3, 2006 Ed.) concerning definitions and deletes and substitutes rule 24 concerning "correspondence with members".

  27. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Composition of Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (No. S 688).

    Adoption: 2006-12-11 | Date of entry into force: 2007-01-01 | SGP-2006-R-75445

    Amends the Schedule to the Regulations.

  28. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) (Amendment) Order 2006.

    Adoption: 2006-09-07 | Date of entry into force: 2006-10-01 | SGP-2006-R-75359

    Amends numerous paragraphs of the Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) Order (O 1) by deleating the words "at any time on or after 1st of July 2005".

  29. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Immigration (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2006 (No. S 245).

    Adoption: 2006-04-24 | SGP-2006-R-73889

    Makes minor amendments to the Immigration Regulations, Regulation 32(2) and the First Schedule concerning forms.

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

    Workplace Safety and Health Act (Commencement) Notification 2006.

    Adoption: 2006-02-28 | SGP-2006-M-73704

    Provides that the Workplace Safety and Health Act is to come into force on the 1st March 2006.

  31. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (General Provisions) Regulations 2006 (No. S 134). - Government Website

    Adoption: 2006-02-28 | Date of entry into force: 2006-03-01 | SGP-2006-R-73705

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - General provisions relating to health
    Part III - General provisions relating to safety
    Part IV - Special provisions relating to health, safety and welfare
    Part V - Miscellaneous

  32. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Incident Reporting) Regulations 2006 (No. S 136). - Government Website

    Adoption: 2006-02-28 | Date of entry into force: 2006-03-01 | SGP-2006-R-73707

    Regulates the notification and reporting of deaths and dangerous occurences as well as injuries and occupational diseases.

  33. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (First-Aid) Regulations 2006 (No. S 137). - Government Website

    Adoption: 2006-02-28 | Date of entry into force: 2006-03-01 | SGP-2006-R-73709

  34. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Offences and Penalties) (Subsidiary Legislation under Section 67(14)) Regulations 2006 (No. S 138). - Government Website

    Adoption: 2006-02-28 | Date of entry into force: 2006-03-01 | SGP-2006-R-73710

  35. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Composition of Offences) Regulations 2006 (No. S 139). - Government Website

    Adoption: 2006-02-28 | Date of entry into force: 2006-03-01 | SGP-2006-R-73711

  36. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Transitional Provision) Regulations 2006 (No. S 140). - Government Website

    Adoption: 2006-02-28 | Date of entry into force: 2006-03-01 | SGP-2006-R-73712

  37. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Risk Management) Regulations 2006 (No. S 141). - Government Website

    Adoption: 2006-02-28 | Date of entry into force: 2006-03-01 | SGP-2006-R-73713

  38. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace Safety and Health (Exemption) Order 2006 (No. S 142). - Government Website

    Adoption: 2006-02-28 | Date of entry into force: 2006-03-01 | SGP-2006-R-73714

  39. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Workplace Safety and Health Act (No. 7 of 2006). - Singapore Statutes Online as amended

    Adoption: 2006-02-06 | Date of entry into force: 2006-03-01 | SGP-2006-L-73708

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Interpretation
    Part III - Administration of Act
    Part IV - General duties of persons at workplace
    Part V - Powers of Commissioner
    Part VI - Investigations, inquiries and reporting of accidents, dangerous occurences and occupational diseases
    Part VII - Safety and health management arrangements
    Part VIII - Codes of practice
    Part IX - Inspection and other powers of enforcement
    Part X - Offences, penalties and proceedings
    Part XI - General

    Under section 66(14) of the WSH Act, "Any subsidiary legislation made under the repealed Act and in force immediately before the appointed day shall, so far as it is not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, continue in force in factories as if made under this Act until it is revoked or repealed."

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

    Hazardous Waste (Extended Meaning of Hazardous And other Wastes - Indonesia) Notification 2005 (No. S 838).

    Adoption: 2005-12-20 | SGP-2005-M-72996

    Sets out in the Schedule to the Notification the list wastes considered to be hazardous in relation to Indonesia.

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

    Hazardous Waste (Extended Meaning of Hazardous And other Wastes - Malaysia) Notification 2005 (No. S 839).

    Adoption: 2005-12-20 | SGP-2005-M-72997

    Sets out in the Schedule to the Notification the list wastes considered to be hazardous in relation to Malaysia.

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

    Hazardous Waste (Extended Meaning of Hazardous And other Wastes - Philippines) Notification 2005 (No. S 840).

    Adoption: 2005-12-20 | SGP-2005-M-72998

    Sets out in the Schedule to the Notification the list wastes considered to be hazardous in relation to the Philippines.

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

    Hazardous Waste (Extended Meaning of Hazardous And other Wastes - Thailand) Notification 2005 (No. S 841).

    Adoption: 2005-12-20 | SGP-2005-M-72999

    Sets out in the Schedule to the Notification the list wastes considered to be hazardous in relation to Thailand.

  44. Singapore - - Law, Act

    The Biological Agents and Toxins Act 2005 (No. 36 of 2005). - Singapore Statutes Online

    Adoption: 2005-11-10 | SGP-2005-L-72992

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Administration and Application
    Part III - Biological Agents and Inactivated Biological Agents
    Part IV - Toxins
    Part V - Duties and Obligations in Relation to Biological Agents and Toxins
    Part VI - Approvals, Permits and Certification of Facilities
    Part VII - Enforcement
    Part VIII - Miscellaneous

  45. Singapore - - Law, Act

    The Community Care Endowment Fund Act 2005 (No. 33 of 2005). - Singapore Statutes Online

    Adoption: 2005-10-06 | SGP-2005-L-72764

    Establishes the Community Care Endowment Fund to assist citizens and permanent residents of Singapore who are in financial and other difficulties. Terminates the Community Assistance Fund trust.

  46. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Work Injury Compensation (Medical Board) Regulations (G.N. No. S 542/2005). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2005-09-15 | SGP-2005-R-97227

  47. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Central Provident Fund (Medishield Scheme) Regulations 2005 (No. S 427).

    Adoption: 2005-07-01 | SGP-2005-R-71972

    Sets out qualification requirements for being covered by the Medishield scheme as well as measures related thereto.

  48. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Central Provident Fund (Private Medical Insurance Scheme) Regulations 2005 (No. S 428).

    Adoption: 2005-07-01 | SGP-2005-R-71975

  49. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) (Amendment No. 2) Order, 2005 (No. S 433).

    Adoption: 2005-07-01 | SGP-2005-R-71977

    Amends the Employment of Foreign Workers (Levy) Order (O 1). Substitutes para. 4 with new paras. 4A, 4B and 4 C concerning levy payable by employers which is dependant on percentage of foreign workers in the enterprise.

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

    Employment (Recommendation for Annual Wage Adjustment) Notification 2005 (No. S 415).

    Adoption: 2005-06-21 | SGP-2005-M-71970

    Made under Employment Act. Sets forth guidelines for wage adjustments for period commencing 1 July 2005 and ending 30 June 2006, based on recommendations made by National Wages Council.

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