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08:00AM to 11:59PM
(Monday to Friday)
08:00AM to 11:59PM
(Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
Including Public Holidays

At a glance

Who can apply

Employers or company representatives

Note: A CorpPass account is required to transact with MOM. Apply for a CorpPass account if you don’t have one. More info.

When to apply At least 3 months before overtime work starts and before expiry of the current overtime exemption.
How long to complete form 20 to 30 minutes.
How long it takes

At least 3 months.

May take longer if:

  • Interviews have to be conducted.
  • Information provided is incorrect or incomplete.

Will I get approval if I apply?Show

Your application will be subjected to approval by the Commissioner of Labour.

What type of work won't be granted exemption?Show

These work activities would not be granted overtime exemption.

What do I need to do before I apply?Show

A CorpPass account is required to transact with MOM. Apply for a CorpPass account if you don’t have one.

Your CorpPass admin or sub-admin must assign your CorpPass account:

  1. Log in to CorpPass.
  2. Go to eService Access tab.
  3. Choose Employment Standards Online (ESOL) as one of your company’s eServices.
  4. Assign Employment Standards Online (ESOL) to your CorpPass account.

Before applying, you must:

  • Educate your employees about their overtime entitlements.
  • Conduct risk assessment with approved WSH Auditors.
  • Obtain consent from Union endorsed with Union’s official stamp.

I already have CorpPass account. How do I check if I can access this eService?Show

  1. Log in to your CorpPass account.
  2. Go to Assigned eServices tab. You should see Employment Standards Online (ESOL) listed as one of your assigned eServices.

If Employment Standards Online (ESOL) is not listed as one of your assigned eServices, please ask your CorpPass admin or sub-admin to assign the eService to you.

What documents and information do I need before I apply?Show

All industries except security

You must download and complete these forms:

You must also provide the following details:

  • Latest copy of employment contract or letter of appointment signed by your employee.
    Note: Ensure that key employment terms are indicated in the employment contract.
  • Latest copy of employees’ handbook (where applicable).
  • Breakdown of different nationalities of employees who would be affected by the overtime exemption.
  • Supporting documents to substantiate measures taken and efforts made by the company to reduce the need for overtime hours and reliance on the overtime exemption.
  • Latest CPF records for 3 months for all eligible employees.

Security industry

You must download and complete these forms:

You must also provide the following documents:

  • Latest copy of employment contract or letter of appointment signed by your employee.
    Note: Ensure that key employment terms are indicated in the employment contract.
  • Latest copy of employees’ handbook (where applicable).
  • Pay slips and time records of 5 employees for the most recent 3 months, combined to a single PDF file.
  • Latest CPF records for 3 months for all eligible employees.

Get helpShow

For step-by-step instructions, refer to user guide.

Last Updated: 06 September 2017