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2 Jalan Besar, #08-05, ARC 380, S209000

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2 Jalan Besar, #08-05, ARC 380, Singapore 209000

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2 Jalan Besar, #08-05, ARC 380, Singapore 209000

Course Details

Human Resources Course

Human Resource Policies and Legislation Framework Management


(incl. 9% GST)

Program Executive

Doris Chen
+65 8518 5863

Last Update:

17 December, 2023

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will have developed a thorough understanding of how to analyse and align human resources policies with Singapore’s national labour laws and regulations. They will be adept in conducting detailed analysis of key labour legislation, understanding the intricacies of laws governing various aspects of employment such as retirement, re-employment, and part-time work, and how these impact HR policies.

Participants will also gain proficiency in evaluating the legal requirements and potential risks associated with HR organisational policies, thereby enhancing their ability to manage legal compliance and mitigate risks effectively. They will be equipped with the knowledge to develop HR policies that align with organisational procedures, address key employment terms, and reflect the structure and functions of HR within their organisations.

Overall, this course will equip HR professionals with the skills to develop, communicate, and maintain HR policies that are legally sound, ethically guided, and culturally sensitive, ensuring their HR practices are robust, compliant, and responsive to the dynamic legal and organisational landscape.

Course Description

LU1: Foundations of HR Policies and Legal Awareness

  • Analyse contracts of service and for service, distinguishing legal classifications of contractors and employees.
  • Examine wrongful dismissals in employment, identifying lawful termination scenarios.
  • Interpret legal requirements for salary deductions and consequences of exploiting migrant workers.
  • Explore the Retirement and Re-Employment Act, focusing on employer obligations towards mature workers.
  • Develop skills in drafting non-discriminatory job advertisements and applications.
  • Study the Protection from Harassment Act’s relevance in the workplace.

LU2: Developing Effective HR Policy Documents

  • Assess the legal binding nature of a code of conduct within employment contracts.
  • Define key employment terms and the necessity of issuing payslips.
  • Develop strategies for effectively communicating workplace policy changes.
  • Master the process of HR documentation, ensuring alignment with organisational procedures.

LU3: Legal and Ethical Considerations in HR

  • Evaluate the enforceability of employment bonds for training sponsorship.
  • Differentiate between liquidated damages and penalty clauses.
  • Analyse the validity of restraint of trade clauses in employment contracts.
  • Discuss flexible work arrangements, including benefits and government funding.
  • Understand workplace fairness legislation and recommendations by the Tripartite Committee.
  • Learn about the expected code of conduct for HR professionals as guided by the IHRP guidelines.

LU4: Breach Identification and Management

  • Discuss cases involving falsified employee qualifications and understand analyse the consequences for employees who fail to reimburse overpaid salaries.
  • Learn about whistleblowing and the laws surrounding it.
  • Apply models and methods to identify breaches in HR policy, aiding organisational compliance.

Course Duration

2 days / 16 hours

Skill Code


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[Singapore Citizens/ PR and LTVP+ Holders aged 21-39 years old]
[Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above]
[Singapore Citizens and PRs]
Funding Source
Funding not applicable for foreigners
SkillsFuture Funding
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy/ Enhanced Training Support for SMEs
Up to 50% of Courses Fees
Up to 70% of Course Fees
Full Course Fee
Final Amount Payable
(After any grant applicable, inclusive of 9% GST)



Nick holds a LLB (Hons) degree from NUS and is a qualified Advocate and Solicitor in Singapore and a Solicitor in England and Wales. He has over 25 years’ experience in civil and criminal litigation (from State Courts to Court of Appeal), dispute resolution and mediation. He has also worked as a pro bono lawyer under the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme and in High Court capital cases. He has advised on both Commercial and Residential Tenancy agreements.

Throughout his legal practice, he has negotiated on behalf of his clients with various government agencies (such as the Attorney General’s Chambers, Registrar of Societies, MTI, SLA, LTA, ACRA, CPF Board, IRAS, etc.) as well as other stakeholders. He has volunteered on the board of an international non-profit organisation and in Management Committee for a local grassroots organisation and various clubs and societies. Nick is committed to acting as a community mediator to resolve neighbourly disputes.

Nick is an Adjunct Lecturer in Legal Communication, Business Law, and the Advanced Diploma in Data Protection (SMU). He has led workshops in investigative interviewing, workplace misconduct and expert witness testimony.