The EFMA governs the employment of foreign personnel in Singapore. The great majority of non-Singaporean employees are low-salaried migrant workers.

TWC2 brought together a legal team to work on proposals for the amendment of EFMA and the regulations issued under it – specifically, the different types of work pass. TWC2 is grateful to those who contributed time and thought to putting together the proposals.

In this document, the proposals, submitted to the Ministry of Manpower early 2011, are interspersed within the pre-existing text of EFMA and highlighted in colour, with the text of each proposed amendment followed by an explanatory note. The text of the recommendations on the regulations is contained in a separate document in the same format.

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See also: Proposals for the amendment of the Regulations issued under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (i.e. the subsidiary legislation).