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Convert Permanent to Contract Basis

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 09:56:53 AM  (Last updated: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 01:38:59 PM)


I recently joined this company and found that there is one employee :-

i) who are at her age of 64 years old this year;

ii) joined on year 2008 when she was 53 years old as a permanent employee;

iii) through her personnel record, her employment status was not converted from permanent basis to contract basis upon attained the age of 60 years old on year 2015 till present.

In view of the above situation, HR should immediately issue this employee an official letter mentioning about the convert of employment status. My concern is, should there be a "cooling off period" before this employee start the contract?

Appreciate very much on the feedback from the above situation and, should there be any important matters i mislooked on this matter, please advice me.

Thank you.

KL Siew
Sat, 18 Jan 2020 01:38:59 PM

If you want to do that,  I think her present contract as permanent employee should be terminated first by paying termination benefits based on the Employment (Termination and Layoff Benefits)Regulations and then give her a new contract, yearly or otherwise, with new terms and conditions mutually agreed upon.

Anyway, You should consult the Labour Department and get an official ruling first and then act on their advice.

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