The Founder

Arthur Khong left his job with Keppel Energy in June 2013 to start the HR Law Academy where he will be the principal Trainer and Consultant for its workshops, training programmes and consultancy services in Singapore employment laws and industrial relations legislations. HR Law Academy is an Employment Law courses specialist in Singapore.

Work Experience:

Arthur first embarked on his career in human resource management with Western Digital in 1993.  To-date, he has held several senior Human Resource management positions as follows:

General Manager, Human Resource – Keppel Energy Pte Ltd

Group Regional Vice President – Yeo Hiap Seng Ltd

Director of Human Resource – Far East Organization, Hotel Group

Director of Human Resource – Goodwood Park Hotel

In his 20 years’ career span in human resource management, Arthur has held regional human resource responsibilities for overseas subsidiaries in Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Brazil and USA.

He is also experienced in industrial relations management as all the companies that he has worked for are unionised companies, some even with multiple unions.

Prior to embarking on his HR career, Arthur was with the Singapore Police Force as a Senior Police Officer.

University Lecturer:

Arthur is currently an Adjunct Faculty with the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS).  He embarked on his lecturer stint in 2009 with SUSS where he lectures the following modules: Employment Laws and Legal Issues; Employment and Industrial Relations; and Human Resource Management.  Arthur also lectures in Business Law and Staffing and Employee Development for Diploma in Management Studies and Graduate Diploma in HR Management respectively, under the umbrella of SIM Global Education.

Workshop Leader:

Arthur is also an active freelance workshop leader, having conducted numerous workshops in employment laws and industrial relations since 2007.

Author:

Arthur has authored 3 books and they are ‘Human Resource Practitioners’ Guide to Employment Laws ( third edition : link to book ), Human Resource Practitioners’  Guide to Industrial Relations ( first edition : link to book ) and Human Resource Practitioners’ Guide to Employment Contracts, HR Policies and Procedures ( first edition : line to book ) The first 2 books were  published by LexisNexis. These two guide books were released in January and February 2015 respectively  incorporating the latest changes to the employment laws and industrial relations in Singapore. The most recent book: HR practitioners’ guide to Employment Contracts, HR policies and procedures was released 1 April 2017.

Educational Qualifications:

Arthur possesses the following educational qualifications:

Master of Management (HR Management) from Macquarie University, Australia

Bachelor of Laws (Honors) from University of London, United Kingdom

Bachelor of Arts (Applied Economics) from University of Manitoba, Canada

Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from Singapore Institute of Management

Diploma in Training and Development from Singapore Institute of Management

Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration from National University of Singapore

Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) from Singapore Workforce Development Agency

Current Professional Affiliations:

Council Member  of Singapore Human Resource Institute (SHRI)

Chairman of Employment Laws and Industrial Relations Committee of SHRI

Non-Practitioner Member of Law Society of Singapore

Fellow Member of Singapore Institute of Arbitrators

Past Professional Affiliations:

Member of Industrial Relations Panel of Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF)

Chairman of Industrial (Other Areas) Group of SNEF