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Tools & Resources

Tools & Resources

Legislation/Guidelines/Advisory

Retirement & Re-employment Act (RRA)

Retirement & Re-employment Act (RRA)

In accordance with the RRA, the minimum retirement age is 62 years. Your company cannot ask you to retire before that age.

You have this protection if you:

  • Are a Singapore citizen or Singapore permanent resident
  • Joined your employer before you turned 55

After you turn 62, you can continue to work in your organisation if you are eligible for re-employment.

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Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices

Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices

The Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices sets out fair employment practices that should be adopted by employers to help prevent discrimination in the workplace.

Click here to download the guidelines
Tripartite Guidelines on Re-employment of Older Employees

Tripartite Guidelines on Re-employment of Older Employees

To help older workers remain economically productive, the Government introduced a re-employment legislation in 2012 to allow people to continue working beyond the statutory retirement age of 62, up to 65 in the first instance and, later, up to 67.

The Tripartite Guidelines on Re-employment of Older Employees identifies good re-employment practices that employers should consider adopting.

Click here to download the guidelines
Tripartite Advisory on Re-Employment of Employees from Age 65 to 67

Tripartite Advisory on Re-Employment of Employees from Age 65 to 67

This advisory seeks to encourage and guide employers on the implementation of re-employment of older employees from 65 to 67 years old.

Click here to download the advisory
Employment Assistance Payment (EAP)

Employment Assistance Payment (EAP)

In the event your employer is unable to identify a suitable job for you even after going through all the available re-employment options within the organisation, you may be offered an Employment Assistance Payment (EAP).

The EAP is:

  • Offered only after a thorough review, as a last resort.
  • Meant to help you tide over a period of time while you seek alternative employment.
  • A one-off payment equivalent to 3 months’ salary,
  • A minimum of $4,500 and maximum of $10,000.

Note:
If you have been re-employed for at least 18 months, your employer can consider a lower EAP of 2 months’ salary. The payment must be a minimum of $3,000 and a maximum of $7,000.

In addition to the EAP, employers are encouraged to provide outplacement assistance, to help employees find alternative employment.

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Tripartite Standards

Tripartite Standards

The Tripartite Standards is an initiative that identifies and recognises employers who have implemented progressive employment practices. It specifies verifiable and actionable practices that go beyond what is required under existing labour laws in key areas of employment.

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