54. The salary of a workman shall be payable in legal tender and not otherwise and if in any contract of service the whole or any part of the salary is made payable in any other manner the contract of service shall be illegal, null and void.
55. No contract of service shall contain any terms as to the place at which, or the manner in which, or the person with whom, any salary paid to the workman is to be expended and every contract of service containing such terms shall be illegal, null and void.
56. Except where otherwise expressly permitted by the provisions of this Act, the entire amount of the salary earned by, or payable to, any workman in respect of any work done by him shall be actually paid to him in legal tender, and every payment of, or on account of, any such salary made in any other form shall be illegal, null and void.
57. Every workman shall be entitled to recover in any court or before the Commissioner, acting under section 115, so much of his salary exclusive of sums lawfully deducted in accordance with the provisions of this Act as has not been actually paid to him in legal tender.
58. No employer shall make any deduction by way of discount, interest or any similar charge on account of any advance of salary made to any workman.
59. Nothing in this Part shall render illegal a contract of service with a workman for giving to him food, quarters or other allowances or privileges in addition to money salary as a remuneration for his services, but no employer shall give to a workman any noxious drugs or intoxicating liquor by way of remuneration.
—(1) Nothing in this Part shall prevent the employer from establishing or permitting to be established a shop or a canteen for the sale of foodstuffs, provisions, meals or refreshments; but no workman shall be compelled by any contract of service to purchase any goods at that shop or canteen, and no noxious drugs or intoxicating liquor shall be sold at any such shop or canteen.
(2) No employer shall establish or keep or permit to be established or kept, a shop or canteen on any place of employment for the sale of foodstuffs, provisions, meals or refreshments to his workmen otherwise than in accordance with subsection (1).
61. Any employer who enters into any contract of service or gives any remuneration for service contrary to the provisions of this Part or declared by this Part to be illegal or receives any payment from any workman contrary to the provisions of this Part or contravenes section 60(2) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000, and for a second or subsequent offence to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.
Proceedings may be taken against actual offender
62. [Repealed by Act 32 of 2008]
—(1) Nothing in section 54 or 56 shall operate so as to render unlawful or invalid any payment of salary by the employer to the workman in any of the following ways:
payment into an account at a bank in Singapore, being an account in the name of the workman or an account in the name of the workman jointly with one or more other persons;
payment by cheque made payable to or to the order of the workman.