Singapore ’s Ministry of Manpower received complaints that some employers did not pay their employees ’salaries during the blocking measures. The authorities will suspend the payment of employment subsidies and foreign labor tax rebates to the employers under investigation until the investigation is completed.

The authorities stated that they can understand the situation of some employers during this difficult period, but employers cannot extend unpaid leave or take pay reduction measures without the employees ’consent or consultation with employees, and even threaten employees not to The Ministry of Manpower reports them or they will be fired.

In addition, the authorities remind employers that once it is proved that unfair or irresponsible employment practices are adopted, employers may not be able to obtain assistance measures such as employment subsidies in the future, and the application for work permits will also be limited.