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Hire employees in Singapore. No entity needed.
Usually, to hire in Singapore, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.
Singapore also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Singapore quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.
All the necessary benefits for Singapore
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Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Singapore within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.
- Pension Fund
- Public Health Insurance
- Skill Development Levy (SDL)
- Private Healthcare - Unisure (optional)
Our quickstart guide to hiring in Singapore
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Minimum Wage Requirements
Individual Income Tax
The individual income tax ranges from 0% to 22%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates. Multiple additional factors may impact overall rates such as the household status and the number of children.
|Gross Annual Income||Tax Rate (%)|
|Up to SGD - 20,000||0|
|Up to SGD - 30,000||2|
|Up to SGD - 40,000||3.5|
|Up to SGD - 80,000||7|
|Up to SGD - 120,000||11.5|
|Up to SGD - 160,000||15|
|Up to SGD - 200,000||18|
|Up to SGD - 240,000||19|
|Up to SGD - 280,000||19.5|
|Up to SGD - 320,000||20|
|Over SGD - 320,000||22|
Employer cost is generally 17.25% of employee salary
- Pension Fund (Central Provident Fund or CPF)* - 17%
- Skill Development Fund - 0.25%
*Please note that 17% is the maximum contribution rate and the amount varies based on the employee's citizen status, age, and salary. The maximum salary for the calculation of this contribution is SGD 6,300.
Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours
Standard working hours are Up to 9 hours per day or 44 hours a week. The standard workweek is from Monday to Friday.
Overtime payment is not mandatory and is assumed included in employee salary.
Employees are entitled to paid sick leave for up to 14 days provided they have worked for at least 3 months. The number of sick days varies depending on the length of service. Employees will receive 100% of their salary while on sick leave paid by the employer.
Employees are also entitled to paid hospitalization leave for up to 60 days provided they have worked for at least 3 months. The number of sick days varies depending on the length of service. Employees will receive 100% of their salary while on sick leave paid by the employer.
|Months of Service||Paid Outpatient Sick Leave (days)||Paid Hospitalisation Leave|
|6 or more||14||60|
Terminations must respect complex rules and the rules of an employee’s employment country. The off-boarding is always handled by the Employer with the primary stakeholders. It may include ad-hoc fees as well as required or recommended steps on specific termination cases.
Terminations in Singapore can be complex. There is no at-will termination in Singapore for employers and termination must be done for just cause.
Compliant terminations include:
- Voluntarily by the employee
- By mutual agreement
- By the expiration of the contract
- Unilaterally by the employer based on:
- probation period
- objective grounds
- disciplinary dismissal
- performance due to unsuitability for the job
The minimum notice period is 1 day and will be increased according to the length of the employment.
- 1 day if the length of service is less than 26 weeks
- 1 week if the length of service is between 26 weeks and 2 years
- 2 weeks if the length of service is between 2 years and 5 years
- 4 weeks if services if longer than 5 years
Severance for Employees
Paid Time Off
Singapore celebrates 10 national holidays which last 11 days in total. National public holidays include:
- New Year’s Day
- Chinese New Year (2 days)
- Good Friday
- Labour Day
- Hari Raya Puasa
- Vesak Day
- Hari Raya Haji
- National Day
- Christmas Day
Employment Contract Details
Contracts must be in English and can be bilingual. They must be in writing and signed by both parties.
A contract must include:
- Start date
- Length of the employment
- Job description
- Termination conditions
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