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SINGAPORE – Narrowed Salary Ranges in Job Advertisements

The Ministry of Manpower had previously announced that employers will be required to publish salary ranges for job vacancies as part of the new job advertising guidelines taking effect on October 1st, 2015. Now, the ministry has released more details stating that the published salaries must not have a wide range and that the maximum salary should not exceed 1.5-2 times the minimum salary.

Employment pass applications, whose supporting job advertisements and salary ranges do not abide by the Fair Consideration Framework requirements, will be rejected. If an employment pass application is denied, the employer must advertise the job vacancy again for at least 14 days before re-submitting the employment pass application.

Companies with less than 25 employees remain exempt from the advertising requirements.

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