8. The principal Act is amended by inserting, immediately after section 16, the following sections:
—(1) Every employer shall inform the Controller in writing of any change in his address within 14 days of such change.
(2) Where the employer is an individual, he shall be deemed to have complied with subsection (1) if he had reported the change of his place of residence under section 8 of the National Registration Act (Cap. 201).
(3) Where the employer is a body corporate incorporated under the Companies Act (Cap. 50) or a sole proprietorship or a firm registered under the Business Registration Act (Cap. 32), the employer shall be deemed to have complied with subsection (1) if he had reported the change of the address of the registered office or place of business under section 143 of the Companies Act or section 12 of the Business Registration Act, as the case may be.
(4) The addresses as reported in subsection (2) or (3) shall, unless the employer informs the Controller in writing to the contrary, be deemed to be the last known address of the employer for the purpose of section 16B.
—(1) Every notice, order or document required or authorised by this Act or any regulations made thereunder to be served on any person may be served —
by delivering it to the person or to some adult member or employee of his family at his last known place of residence;
by leaving it at his usual or last known place of residence or business in an envelope addressed to him; or
by sending it by ordinary or registered post addressed to the person at his usual or last known place of residence or business.
(2) Where any notice, order or document is served by ordinary or registered post, it shall be deemed to have been duly served at the time it would have been received in the ordinary course of post if the notice, order or document is addressed —
in the case of a company incorporated in Singapore, to the registered office of the company;
in the case of a company incorporated outside Singapore, either to the individual authorised to accept service of process under the Companies Act (Cap. 50) at the address filed with the Registrar of Companies, or to the registered office of the company wherever it may be situated;
in the case of an individual, a partnership or a body of persons, to the last known business or private address of such individual, partnership or body of persons.
(3) Where any notice, order or document is served by registered post in accordance with subsection (2), in proving service of the notice, order or document, it shall be sufficient to prove that the envelope containing the same was properly addressed, stamped and posted by registered post.
(4) Every notice, order or document to be given by the Controller under this Act shall be signed by the Controller or by some person or persons from time to time authorised by the Controller in that behalf and every such notice, order or document shall be valid if the signature or an official facsimile thereof of the Controller or of such person or persons is duly printed or written thereon, except that any notice or order under this Act requiring the attendance of any person or witness before the Controller shall be signed by the Controller or by a person duly authorised by the Controller.
16C. No suit or other legal proceedings shall lie against the Controller or any employment inspector or other person acting under the direction of the Controller for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done in the execution or purported execution of this Act.
16D. Where an offence under this Act or any regulations made thereunder is committed by a body corporate, and it is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to be attributable to any act or default on the part of, any director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body corporate, or any person who was purporting to act in any such capacity, he, as well as the body corporate, shall be guilty of that offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.”.