New conditions for the security bond

January 2010

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The Ministry of Manpower has reviewed the obligations placed on employers of Foreign Domestic Workers.  Since January 1st, 2010, the 5000 SGD security bond will be forfeited upon the following circumstances:

In case the employee absconds, only half of the Security bond will be forfeited so long as the Employer can demonstrate he/ she has taken reasonable steps to locate the Employee.

Also, the Security bond won’t be forfeited anymore if the Foreign Domestic Worker becomes pregnant, marries a Singaporean or a permanent resident, and fails to take 6-monthly medical examination, or engage in any activity detrimental to the security and well-being of Singapore. But these facts remain breaches of work permit conditions for which the Foreign Worker can be repatriated.