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Employment Act 1955 [Act 265]

Part XIIA

TERMINATION, LAY-OFF, AND RETIREMENT BENEFITS

60J Termination, lay-off and retirement benefits

(1) The Minister may, by regulations made under this Act, provide for the entitlement of employees to, and for the payment by employers of-

(a) termination benefits;

(b) lay-off benefits;

(c) retirement benefits.


(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), regulations made by virtue of subsection (1) may provide-

(a) for the definition of the expression "termination benefits", "lay-off benefits", or "retirement benefits", as the case may be, and for the circumstances in which the same shall be payable;

(b) for the application thereof to employees who were in employment under a contract of service immediately before the commencement of such regulations and who continue in such employment after the commencement thereof;

(c) for the application thereof to all employees generally or to any particular class, category or description of employees;

(d) for the exclusion from the application thereof of any particular employee or employees, or any class, category or description of employees;

(e) for the payment of different rates or amounts of termination benefits, lay-off benefits, or retirement benefits, as the case may be, to different classes, categories or descriptions of employees.



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