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COMPANY MAKES EMPLOYEE SIGN CONTRACT WITH CLAUSE AGAINST JOB-HOPPING

This my 3rd week of this job and I flip through my letter of appointment and found this clause: "If the Employee choose to work for a company in the same industry during this period, he/she shall be liable to pay an amount equivalent to one month’s salary, at the Employee’s last-drawn salary, to the Company, such amount to be considered the opportunity cost of training spent on the Employee."

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IT BOSS WHO SLAPPED AND ABUSED EMPLOYEE CHARGED

An employer who had caused public outrage last May after he was shown allegedly slapping his worker in an online video, was charged in court on Wednesday. 43 year-old Lee Yew Nam, the boss of IT software company Encore eServices, is accused of five counts of causing hurt to his 30 year-old employee Calvin Chan Meng Hock and one charge of abusing him.

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S$420 million in CPF arrears recovered in 2013

The Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board recovered about S$420 million in CPF arrears last year, benefiting more than 250,000 local workers. In comparison, it recovered S$293 million in 2012. In a statement, the CPF Board said the increase in CPF arrears recovered was due to stepped up enforcement efforts, as well as workers being more aware of their rights.

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So Singaporean graduates can’t get a job?

Last week, I heard an interesting rumor that Japanese run NHK is making a documentary about “How graduates in Singapore CANNOT find jobs”! It seems like some people already got interviewed about this topic. I’m not sure how accurate that is. The fact is, success rates of graduates from the NUS getting a job see an employment rate of between 80%-100% (most ranging the upper percentiles) within 6 months of their final exam. From my observations, Singaporeans have many opportunities in the employment market. The jobs here are diverse, interesting and offer a wide variety of wage packages. They cater to a wide variety of skills, abilities and interests.

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