Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Singapore

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to employ remote talent in Singapore. We take care of payroll, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business.

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Singapore Dollar
Native Language
English, Mandarin Chinese, Bahasa Malay and Tamil
Payroll Frequency
Employee Protections
Employment Costs
Cost of Living
5.7 Million

What You Need to Know About Employing in the Singapore

Don’t risk non-compliance with local employment, social insurance, and tax regulations.

How it works
Payroll & Taxes
Employer Costs
Working Hours
Holidays & Vacation
Types of Leave
Health & Benefits
Termination Laws

How Do Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions Work?

Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Singapore. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Singapore typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services are helping hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Singapore in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process. 

  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in Singapore.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Singapore.
  • We take care of ensuring your new employee is hired in compliance with local labour laws, payroll regulations, benefits and more -- all without needing to set up a subsidiary in Singapore.
  • The individual is legally contracted by Omnipresent but assigned to work for your company and reports to a manager or team in your organisation as your full-time employee.

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Payroll & Taxes in Singapore

Employee Income Taxes:

  • 0%: 0 to 20,000 SGD
  • 2%: 20,000-30,000 SGD
  • 3.5%: 30,000-40,000 SGD
  • 7%: 40,000-80,000 SGD
  • 11.5%: 80,000-120,000 SGD
  • 15%: 120,000-160,000 SGD
  • 18%: 160,000-200,000 SGD
  • 19%: 200,000-240,000 SGD
  • 19.5%: 240,000-280,000 SGD
  • 20%: 280,000-320,000 SGD
  • 22%: above 320,000 SGD

Payroll Cycle:



Employer Costs in Singapore

Employer Contributions:

  • 7.5% - 17%: Pension for Singaporean and Permanent Residents Only (CPF)
  • Up to 0.25%: Skill Development Levy

Employee Contributions:

  • 5 - 20%: Pension for Singaporean and Permanent Residents Only (CPF)


Working Hours in Singapore

Typical Working Hours per Week:

The typical work week in Singapore consists of 44 hours per week.

It’s important to note that typical working hours can vary by industry in some countries. Contact our team for the most up-to-date information!

Overtime Laws:

Overtime laws in Singapore are complex and can depend on the specific circumstances and the professional category of the employee. We are happy to discuss in more detail for a specific context.


Public Holidays & Vacation Time in Singapore

Standard Public Holidays in Singapore

  • New Year’s Day
  • Chinese New Year (2 days)
  • Good Friday
  • Labour Day
  • Vesak Day
  • Hari Raya Puasa
  • National Day
  • Hari Raya Haji
  • Deepavali
  • Christmas Day

Vacation Time in Singapore

The length of annual leave in Singapore will depend on various circumstances, such as the employees’ length of service with the employer or the professional category of the employee. However, common practice is 14-20 working days of annual leave per year.


Types of Leave in Singapore

Sick Leave:

Employees in Singapore are entitled to paid sick leave. Its length will vary depending on the employee's length of service and professional category and ranges between 5-14 days if no hospitalisation is required and 15-60 days if hospitalisation is required. 

The employee must produce a medical certificate from the company doctor (if one is appointed), a government doctor, or a doctor from an approved hospital.

Maternity Leave:

Female employees, regardless of marital status, in Singapore are entitled to up to 16 weeks of statutory paid maternity leave under CDCA if:

  • Child is a Singapore citizen
  • Mother has served her employer for at least three months immediately before the day of her confinement

Eligible female employees are entitled to a total of 16 weeks paid maternity leave paid by the employer and reimbursed by the government.

If a female employee is not entitled to any statutory paid maternity leave under  CDCA, the female employee is nevertheless entitled to absent herself from work for 12 weeks under the EA if:

  • Covered under the Employment Act
  • Has served her employer for at least three months preceding the day of her confinement.

Under EA, she is also entitled to receive payment from her employer at her gross rate of pay for 8 weeks unless, at the time of the confinement:

  • She has two or more living children
  • Those children were born during more than one previous confinement.

Paternity Leave:

Fathers in Singapore are entitled to 2 weeks of statutory paid paternity leave provided the following requirements are met:

Natural father:

  • The child is a Singapore citizen at the time of birth or becomes a Singapore citizen within 12 months of birth.
  • The child's mother was lawfully married to the child's natural father at the time of conception, or became lawfully married to the child's natural father after the conception but before birth, or became lawfully married to the child's natural father within 12 months after birth.
  • The male employee has worked for the employer for a minimum of three months before the child's birth.

Adoptive fathers may also be entitled to paternity benefits if they meet particular requirements.

Childcare Leave:

Parents are entitled to 6 days paid childcare leave yearly if their youngest child is under 7 years old, a citizen of Singapore and parent has worked for the employer for at least 3 months. The first 3 days will be paid by your employer. The remaining 3 days will be paid by the Government.


Health Insurance & Supplementary Benefits in Singapore

We believe that remote employees should be able to access their local, as well as high standard international benefits anywhere they are. Details about international or country specific benefit packages can be provided on request. Please contact us for further details.


Termination & Severance in Singapore

Termination in Singapore is subject to less difficulties and regulations than other countries. There is no legal requirement to state the reason for dismissal. Termination can be without cause, with notice or with cause (eg. gross misconduct), without notice. If you would like to know more specific details, please contact us.


Severance in Singapore is not required and is a matter of contract and company policy. Unless the employment terms expressly provide that severance is payable, there is no obligation on the part of the employer to pay. Exceptions may apply for mass layoffs.

Notice of Termination:

Details pertaining to notice of termination can be found in the employment contract and are mutually agreed upon by the employer and individual. It is common practice to provide 2 weeks’ notice during the probation period, and 1 month’s notice period thereafter.

Unprotected and Protected Termination

Laws in Singapore around employees who have specific termination protections, or classes of employees who have protected characteristics relevant to discrimination are highly complex and there can be a number of situation-specific variables. If you have questions, please reach out to us to discuss.


Grow your global team. 

Employ the best talent, anywhere in the world

The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It’s important to note that Labour Laws and regulations in Singapore are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the global employment solutions such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We are here to help you every step of the way.

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Omnipresent makes it easy to hire, pay, and support your international team. Book a call with us to start building your global team today.

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