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Hiring Remote Employees Overseas: HR’s Legal Responsibilities

The return to offices has prompted organizations to consider remote working arrangements, but as more businesses adopt hybrid working options, they’re also increasingly eager to hire fully remote international employees – something that comes with challenges in Singapore. There has been a 227% increase in hiring remote employees and contractors in Asia Pacific, according to […]


11 EP, S-Pass Holders in ICT Sector Submitted Fake Qualifications In 2018-2020

A total of 11 employment pass and S-Pass holders working in the infocomm technology (ICT) industry were found to have submitted false qualifications to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) from 2018 to 2020. Their work passes were revoked, and they were permanently barred from working in Singapore.  MOM conducts checks by screening the qualifications submitted […]


SAP Asia Ordered to Pay Financial Penalty Having Failed To Protect Personal Data Of Its Former Employees

The Personal Data Protection Commission recently found that SAP Asia did not take reasonable security measures when it revealed former employees’ personal data to unintended recipients. In April 2020, SAP Asia inadvertently revealed the payroll data of 43 former employees to unintended recipients. Prior to that, SAP sought an external vendor to develop a program […]


AVVANZ HAS BEEN CHOSEN AND APPOINTED BY THE MINISTRY OF MANPOWER (MOM) WORK PASS DIVISION AS AN APPROVED GLOBAL BACKGROUND SCREENING COMPANY

Avvanz has been appointed by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Work Pass Division as an approved global background screening company. Employers in Singapore are required to submit verification proof during the application for new hires new joiners if the qualification is from an institution that is not on the MOM site. The verification must confirm […]


FIRST ADVANTAGE EARNS OSPAR ATTESTATION FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF BANKS IN SINGAPORE

First Advantage announced that it has earned Outsourced Provider Audit Report (OSPAR) attestation, the first background check company to secure the designation for 2021. First Advantage completed an external audit, conducted by EY, in accordance with the Guidelines on Control Objectives & Procedures for Outsourced Service Providers. The standards were developed by the Association of […]


Kompany Partners with Asiaverify to Facilitate Safer International Business

Singapore RegTech innovator, AsiaVerify announced its partnership with Kompany, a global RegTech leader. The collaboration brings together the best in business verification technology to connect the East and West, saving clients time and money while enabling them to confidently expand into new markets. Together, the two industry leaders complement each other to provide more clients […]


ASIAVERIFY WINS SINGAPORE SME 500 AWARD!

AsiaVerify has been awarded the Singapore SME 500 Award 2021 by the Singapore Association of Trade & Commerce (ATC), for its outstanding contribution to the information and communication technology sector. The award recognizes AsiaVerify’s leadership in helping global businesses reduce business risks and meet increasingly stringent regulatory and compliance requirements when doing business in Asia. […]


APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules and Privacy Recognition for Processors 

A new document provides information on the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Cross Border Privacy Rules System and Privacy Recognition for Processors System certifications as one of the modes for transfers of data overseas. Based on a set of approved requirements developed under the APEC Privacy Framework, both systems establish a network of accountable organizations in […]


Work Pass Holders Get Jail for Submitting False Degree Qualifications

Two Indian nationals have been jailed for submitting false qualifications to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in their work pass applications, Bailwal Sunil Dutt was sentenced to one week’s jail while Sutradhar Bijoy got a sentence of four weeks. The probe in Singapore began after MOM was alerted that the Indian Government was investigating MBU […]


Rolling Bad Apples – Mandatory Reference Checks Spread to Singapore 

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has proposed mandatory reference checks be carried out by all financial institutions and regulated entities. The driving force behind this proposal is the growing global regulatory recognition that there is a need to stop what has been termed “rolling bad apples” from moving from one firm to another. Increasingly, […]




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