Employment and Re-employment of Older Workers (Retirement and Re…
Employment and Re-employment of Older Workers
Re-employment Act (RRA)
an Act to provide for a minimum retirement age for employees, for the re-employment of employees and for matters connected therewith.
Eligibility for Re-employment (reaching age of 62)
A Singapore citizen or Singapore permanent resident (PR)
Have served your current employer for at least 3 years before turning 62.
Medically fit to continue working
Have satisfactory work performance, as assessed by the employer.
Born on or after 1 July 1952
Exemption from Re-employment
Public officers (Police service, Civil Defence service etc.)
*more can be found on MOM website
Employers must offer re-employment to eligible employees who turn 62, up to age 67
Tripartite Guidelines on Re-employment of Older workers
Plan & Prepare employees for re-employment
Identify eligible workers for re-employment
Good Performance Appraisal
Re-employment planning & consultation
engage employees with discussion not less than 6 months prior to re-employment
Job arrangement for re-employment
modifications to their existing jobs or re-deploying them to different jobs on renegotiated terms
other work arrangements mutually agreed between both parties.
same job, with appropriate adjustments in wages and benefits based on reasonable factors
The Re-employment Contract
negotiated between both employers and employees so that a mutual agreement on terms and conditions is reached between both parties
Possible Job Arrangements
Same job with a degree of modification in job scope and re-negotiated terms
Same job with no change in wages and benefits
Same job with a degree of adjustment in wages and benefits based on reasonable factors such as reduced working hours
Different job with existing wages and benefits
Special job arrangements mutually agreed on e.g. flexi-time
When to Offer
Employers offer re-employment contracts to eligible employees at least 3 months before retirement
inform employees who do not qualify for reemployment at least 3 months before retirement
5-year contract, up to the age of 67
At least a 1-year contract, renewable yearly up to the age of 67
Recognising the contributions of re-employed employees
Continue to reward re-employees based on company and individual performance in the form of performance bonuses, long service benefits etc
Assistance for eligible employees whom employers cannot re-employ
Re-employment by another employer
New employer must agree to take over the prevailing re-employment obligations of the older worker, from his/her present employer
The employee must agree to the re-employment offer by the new employer
Employee Assistance Payment
one-off payment for employees who are eligible for re-employment but do not receive an offer due to a lack of suitable jobs.
3.5 months’ salary, subject to a minimum of $5,500 and maximum of $13,000.
help employee tide over a period of time
Benefits of re-employing older workers
Reduce time and effort in filling the gaps
Serve as mentors
Government Grants & Incentives
Special Employment Credit
Support employers and to raise the employability of older Singaporeans
55-59 : 3% of employees' salary
60-64: 5% of employees' salary
65 and above: 8% of employees' salary
Up to $105,000 funding amount
implementation and sustainability of flexible work arrangement to create a work-life harmony for employees at workplace.
Up to $300,000 per company
improve the productivity and performance of mature workers and back-to-work locals.
Create a safer and smarter jobs for older workers
Funding Amount up to $20,000
Support the implementation of good age management practices
Build competency in implementing age management practices
Raise awareness of age management practices