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Are hawkers and individual food stall holders expected to comply with the food services PWM wage and training requirements?

The food services PWM requirements do not apply to firms that are not allowed to hire foreign employees, such as

  • Individually operated food stalls, such as hawker stalls, coffee shop stalls
  • Food court stalls, where the stall licensee does not also hold a SFA Food Shop licence
  • Street hawkers

There are some SFA Food Stall licensees that also hold SFA Food Shop licences.
For example, a coffee shop/food court main operator that operates a food stall in addition to managing the coffee shop/food court.

If such firms hire foreign employees on a Work Permit, S Pass, or Employment Pass, they will have to comply with the food services PWM requirements for employees working at both the food shop and food stall.