Singapore University of Social Sciences

Employment Laws and Legal Issues

Employment Laws and Legal Issues (HRZ303)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Management

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


HRZ303 introduces students to the key elements of employment law and the role of employment law in business. Throughout the Course, students will be exposed to relevant Singapore legislation and case law in order to highlight the practical application of employment law.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every Semester


  • Employment Law and the Contract of Employment
  • Terms of the Employment Contract
  • Obligations of the Employer
  • Obligations of the Employee
  • Termination of the Contract of Employment
  • Workplace Health & Safety and Employment of Foreigners

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss statutory employment laws in Singapore in particular the Employment Act, Industrial Relations Act, Workplace Safety and Health Act as well as Work Injury Compensation Act.
  • Discuss the common law in respect of employment laws.
  • Apply employment laws to work related issues and resolve employee relations/industrial relations issues.
  • Practice a disciplinary inquiry.
  • Appraise the employee relations dept’s roles at the Ministry of Manpower.
  • Appraise the Industrial Arbitration Court’s roles in employment relations.
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