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EA Alerts 2018

Date Topic For Title
Oct Advisory All EAs

Adopt the Tripartite Standard on Recruitment Practices and distinguish yourself as a fair employer



Oct Advisory FDW-placing EAs

Disallowing employers from safekeeping FDWs’ money


Oct Advisory All EAs

Insensitive advertisements

Sep Advisory FDW-placing EAs

Advisory to EAs on insensitive advertisements


Sep Advisory All EAs

Foreign worker Settling-in Programme to start on 1 October 2018

Related: SIP for Work Permit holders
Register online: MWC website

Sep Advisory All EAs

Amendments to EALCs which take effect from 1 Sep 2018


Jul Advisory All EAs

Fake job postings (reminder)

Related: Fake job postings

Jun Advisory FDW-placing EAs

Inaccurate IPA information – MOM stepping up checks


Jun Advisory FDW-placing EAs Enhanced penalties for EAs found with underaged FDWs
May Advisory FDW-placing EAs

Two employment agencies charged for deploying underaged foreign domestic workers

Related: Press release

May Advisory FDW-placing EAs

MOM advisory to EAs on Indonesian embassy’s new performance bond requirement



Mar Advisory FDW-placing EAs New work pass cards for FDWs when you issue or renew their passes from 20 March 2018
Feb Advisory FDW-placing EAs

Changes to the FDW Levy Framework


Feb Advisory FDW-placing EAs

Adopt responsible practices towards your clients

Attachment: Guidelines for employment agencies placing FDWs

Jan Policy All EAs EAs to comply with In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter requirements
Jan Advisory All EAs Promoting mobile apps to foreign workers in Singapore – “PeopleGo” and “FWapp”

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Date Topic For Title
Dec Advisory FDW-placing EAs

Safety of FDWs

Related: Contracts and safety agreement for FDW

Dec Advisory FDW-placing EAs EAs’ role in promoting good employment relationships between FDWs and their employers
Nov Advisory FDW-placing EAs

Inappropriate advertisements On E-Commerce Websites

Related: Advisory to FDW-Placing EAs against insensitive advertising and inappropriate

Sep Policy FDW-placing EAs EAs’ role in repatriating FDWs
Jun Policy All EAs

Advance notice to EAs to keep records of referral and placement data for positions where the fixed monthly salary is at least $3,300, from 1 August 2016

Attachment: Letter of notice

Related: Submit quarterly referral and placement

Jun eService FDW-placing EAs

Implementation of Employment Agency (EA) customer ratings

Related: Customer ratings for FDW-placing EAs

May Policy All EAs Proposed amendments to EALCs to take effect from 1 June 2016
May Policy FDW-placing EAs

Enhanced version of IPA letter for FDWs


May Policy FDW-placing EAs Declaration of FDWs’ employers contact details in Work Permit applications
Apr eServices All EAs

System migration notification – OBLS is moving to LicenceOne portal (beta)

Related: Perform EA licence transactions

Mar Policy All EAs

Enhanced Licensing Framework for Employment Agencies

Attachment: Enhanced Licensing Framework

Related: Which employment agency licence to get

Feb eServices All EAs

Revamped Employment Agency Directory

Related: Employment agencies and personnel search

EA Alerts 2015Show

Date Topic For Title
Dec Advisory All EAs CEA Advisory to employment agencies
Nov Advisory All EAs Important EDM alert for employment agencies
Oct Report All EAs Orchard cluster audit operation results
Sep Advisory All EAs

Changes to Employment Act - To issue itemised pay slips and key employment terms (KETs) to employees


Aug Advisory Non-FDW placing EAs TAFEP’s EDM for non-FDW employment agencies
Aug Advisory FW-placing EAs

Ensuring acceptable accommodation for non-domestic foreign workers

Related: Housing requirements for foreign worker

Aug Advisory FW-placing EAs
Employment Agencies Licence Conditions
May Advisory FDW-placing EAs Four EAs found to have inappropriately displayed FDWs
May Advisory FDW-placing EAs

Minimum entry age requirement for FDWs

Related: Foreign domestic worker eligibility

Apr Advisory All EAs Tripartite guidelines on fair employment practices – update
Apr Advisory All EAs Orchard cluster audit operations: May 2015
Mar Advisory All EAs Include your employment agency’s information in written documents
Mar Advisory All EAs

Implementation of revised Security Bond and Banker’s Guarantee forms

Related: Forms for employment agencies

Feb Advisory FW-placing EAs

Do not keep passport or work pass of foreign worker

Related: How should I advise my customers if they asked whether they can keep the passports of their workers?

Feb Advisory FDW-placing EAs Provide your FDWs with acceptable accommodation
Jan Advisory All EAs

New authorisation forms (with effect from 1 February 2015)

Related: Forms for employment agencies

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Last Updated: 25 October 2018

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