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Doubling of paternity leave: SMEs fear impact on manpower

Govt reimbursement not the only issue as firms also face a very tight labour market, says ASME chief Kurt Wee

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SHRI president Erman Tan says longer paternity leave can be a good way to test the robustness of a firm's staff backup system. It is also something that society expects today.

Singapore

WITH manpower concerns and rising operational costs continuing to weigh on SMEs, bosses may be slow to take up the call to double paternity leave to two weeks.

This is particularly so given that raising the re-employment age from 65 to 67 is unlikely to benefit them as

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