How do you calculate the public holiday entitlements for part-time employees in Singapore to ensure compliance with the Employment Act?
Hi there! HRAI is happy to help you with calculating public holiday entitlements for part-time employees in Singapore.
Part-time employees are entitled to public holiday pay if they meet the criteria specified in the Employment Act. This means that if a public holiday falls on a day that the part-time employee is required to work, they will be entitled to public holiday pay at 1/5th of their gross rate of pay in the preceding month.
To calculate this, you would first need to determine the employee’s gross rate of pay for the preceding month. This includes any basic salary, overtime pay, commissions, or allowances. Once you have this figure, you can then calculate the public holiday pay by dividing it by 5. For example, if the employee’s gross rate of pay for the preceding month was $1,500, their public holiday pay entitlement would be $1,500 / 5 = $300.
I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.
In Singapore, part-time employees are entitled to public holiday benefits based on the number of hours they work. The entitlements are regulated by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and set out in the Employment Act.
Part-time employees who have worked for at least three months with their employer are entitled to public holiday benefits if they have worked a minimum of half the total number of hours in that particular month. If they meet these requirements, they are entitled to be paid for the public holiday at a rate that is pro-rated to the number of hours worked.
For example, if a part-time employee works 20 hours per week and the total number of hours worked in a month is 80, they will be entitled to public holiday benefits if they have worked at least 40 hours in that month. If a public holiday falls on a day when the part-time employee is not scheduled to work, they are still entitled to the public holiday benefits if they have met the requirements.
It’s important to note that public holiday benefits are not the same as paid annual leave. Part-time employees are entitled to paid annual leave based on the number of hours they work as well, but the calculation and entitlements differ from public holiday benefits.