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Overtime Rate for Public Holiday
My company operate on 5 working days. When public holiday fall on Sat, we grant staffs with an additional day off (off in-lieu) which they will need to consume within 3 months. But now I got a situation when the warehouse came back to work during last Vesak Day holiday (a Saturday), do I pay them at the rate of 1.5 or 2? Please assist to advise.
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Just follow MOM. Its very clear, treated as 1 time pay.
It should be 2 times.
You have already granted your staff one day off in lieu of the (Vesak Day) Holiday. As such, payment for working on Saturday should be 1.5 times since you are on five-day week – the rate that you would pay them if they work on any other Saturdays. If you did not grant them the day off in lieu, then it would be a different situation.
You get a day off in lieu of the holiday on Sat. Therefore you may think that it should be one rate but please look at how overtime for shift staff is treated and also the difficulties in getting staff to work in this instance. We don't read by the books.