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In this installment of Ogletree Deakins’ Cross-Border Catch-Up series, Patty Shapiro (San Diego) and Eric Lee (New York) discuss recent legislative updates from Singapore, which may have implications on employer handbooks or policies. Patty and Eric cover three major updates: government paid paternity leave benefits, unpaid and infant care leave for working parents, and the new workplace fairness legislation in Singapore. The speakers also comment on the protected characteristics under Singapore’s new discrimination law, which include age, nationality, sex, marital status. pregnancy status, caregiving responsibilities, race, religion, language, and disability and mental health conditions—making Singapore one of the first countries to provide protection on the status of mental health.



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