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Question

Dear HR Professionals,

May I know how do you pay employees who are asked to come back at midnight to say 2 to 3 am? How much transport allowance do you pay on such occasion or you just reimburse taxi fare 2-way?

If an employee's day shift is starting at 7 am but he came to work due to call back and worked till 4 am, what time should he start work? How is the payment made?

Thank you.

Jess

 


 

Reply 1

We would usually allow the employee to be fully reimbursed for the cab fare back and forth.

If the employee gets called back during non-working hours, we will grant them time off the next day so that they can rest sufficiently before coming back to work.

Time off duration will depend on how many hours of support work they were required to do during the non-working hours. E.g. 4 hours would equate to half a day off. So if they start work at 7 am on usual shift, they can come in at 1 pm after the 4hrs off and 1 hr lunch break.

If they are called back on weekends or public holidays, we will grant them half day or full day off-in-lieu (to be approved by MD) that they can utilise whenever they need. This is in the scenario that their usual working days do not include weekends.

JN

 


 

Reply 2

1) We reimburse taxi fares - 2 ways.

2)  If he were recalled back to the office at 2 am and worked till 4 am and his day shift starts at 7 am, we will give him a day off.

AL