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Probation period in Singapore.

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

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Probation period in Singapore – Overview

Employees in Singapore are often subject to probation periods. These can be between 3-6 months, and can be extended by the employer. 
 
Read all about work probation periods in Singapore here. 

 

What is the standard probationary period in Singapore?

The standard probationary period in Singapore ranges from 3 to 6 months.

Can an employer extend the probationary period in Singapore?

Yes, in accordance with the terms of the employment contract or where there are reasonable grounds to justify it.

Can I dismiss an employee during their probation period in Singapore?

An employer is entitled to terminate an employee’s employment before the end of their probationary period by giving them the required notice according to their employment contract or by paying them a salary in lieu of their notice period. 

Do employees in Singapore have to give notice during the probation period?

An employee can also terminate their employment during their probationary period by serving notice or paying salary in lieu of notice. Unless their employment contract states otherwise, the notice period will likely be the same as if they were a permanent employee.

Frequently asked questions

The required notice will be in accordance with their employment contract otherwise you can pay them a salary in lieu of their notice period. 

Employees must give notice in accordance with their employment contract or by paying salary in lieu of notice. Unless their employment contract states otherwise, the notice period will likely be the same as if they were a permanent employee. 

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