Flexible work arrangements (FWA) have become increasingly common in recent years, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic requiring most workers to work from home. Many employees and jobseekers now expect employers to offer flexible work arrangements; it was recently reported that 1 in 2 Singapore workers would quit their job if asked

The starting point under Singapore law is that any contractual term restricting a former employee’s business activities after termination of employment (known as a restraint of trade clause or a restrictive covenant) is – on its face – void and unenforceable for being a restraint on the freedom of trade and contrary to public policy.