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Notice period in Singapore.

Learn about the notice period in Singapore thanks to Horizons’ up-to-date guide.

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What is the minimum notice period when resigning in Singapore?

For employees with less than 26 weeks of service, only 1 day’s notice period is required.

What are the consequences of an insufficient notice period in Singapore?

An employee that resigns without giving notice, will need to pay their employer salary in lieu of notice.

Is it possible to reduce the notice period in Singapore under exceptional circumstances?

The notice period can be reduced if both parties agree to it. They may also agree to waive the notice period by mutual consent. This should be done in writing.


Frequently asked questions (FAQ):

Unless stated in the employment contract, the notice period required will depend on the employee’s length of service, as follows:

Length of Service

Notice Period

Less than 26 weeks

1 day

26 weeks to less than 2 years

1 week

2 years to less than 5 years

2 weeks

5 years and above

4 weeks

The length of notice must be the same for employers and employees.

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