If you thought the employees toiling long hours at the office had it bad, wait till you speak with the contract staff. Not only do these folks work just as hard as everyone else, they're often denied benefits like annual leave and bonuses.
But now, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has stepped in and set out guidelines on the employment of contract employees, just so unscrupulous employers can stop exploiting them.
Here are three benefits that contract employees should now be receiving.
LEAVE BENEFITS FOR TERM CONTRACT EMPLOYEES
If you've ever worked on a contract with no leave benefits, you know that's a lot worse than it sounds. If you get sick and can't drag yourself to work for one day, that means you don't get paid. And let's not even get started about not having any vacations to look forward to.
MOM has now made it clear that contract employees who've been working for a company for at least three months should receive leave benefits, including annual leave, sick leave, maternity leave, paternity leave, adoption leave, childcare and extended childcare leave.