Many foreigners working in Singapore do not have high levels of social support and they are unsure of their rights. Some of the issues that they may face are:
However, the government and authorities are doing their best to resolve these situations. The lack of social support for foreigners are usually for those who are on Work Permits such as construction workers. These group of individuals are less likely to speak out to shed light on their problems.
For foreigners who are on S Pass or Employment Pass, it is important that you have a binding contract with your employer to ensure that you are well protected. The Singapore Employment Act only covers workers who are earning a salary of less than S$2,600.
This means that the Act does not cover and protect you if you are earning above the benchmark. That’s why understanding your rights and employee benefits stated in your employment contract is key.