Key employment terms
From 1 April 2016, all employers will be required to issue key employment terms (KETs) to employees covered under the Employment Act. Here are the detailed requirements such as what items to include, when and how to give them.
Employers must issue KETs to all employees who are:
- Newly employed on or after 1 April 2016.
- Covered by the Employment Act.
- Employed for 14 days or more.
|When||Not later than 14 days after the day that employee starts employment.|
Items to include
KETs must include the items below, unless the item is not applicable. For example, if the employee is a PME and overtime pay does not apply, the KETs issued do not need to include items 11 to 12.
|1||Full name of employer.|
|2||Full name of employee.|
|3||Job title, main duties and responsibilities.|
|4||Start date of employment.|
|5||Duration of employment (if employee is on fixed-term contract).|
Working arrangements, such as:
For hourly, daily or piece-rated workers, employers should also indicate the basic rate of pay (e.g. $X per hour, day or piece).
|11||Overtime payment period (if different from item 7 salary period).|
|12||Overtime rate of pay.|
Other salary-related components, such as:
Type of leave, such as:
Other medical benefits, such as:
If you need assistance to comply with these requirements, you can tap on the assistance package for employers.