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Part-time employment

HRM
Member
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 01:40:09 PM  (Last updated: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:18:49 PM)

Hi there,

I have a few questions regarding part-time employees. We are a F&B restaurant and depend mainly on students who work part-time with us. 

1. Is it legal to have them sign a contract which states that they must work for a minimum of 3 months?

2. Is it legal to not pay their salary in full if they fail to complete the minimum 3 months commitment? Something like if they resign in the 1st month of employment, wages to be 100% forfeited, 2nd month will be 70% forfeited and 3rd month to be 50% forfeited?

Thanks very much!

KL Siew
Administrator
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:51:07 PM

Just don't work in the company with such conditions in the first place.

HRM
Member
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:46:09 AM

Hi KL Siew,

Sorry if I wasn't clear in the description but I was talking from employer point of view. Are we allowed to do that?

Thanks

KL Siew
Administrator
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 03:34:03 PM

Give a call to the Labour Department.

HRM
Member
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:18:49 PM

Will do. Thanks :)