Public Holiday for Part-Timers

Are part-time employees entitled to public holidays in Singapore?

Reply by HRAI

Regarding your question, part-time employees are generally entitled to public holidays in Singapore, as long as they have worked for at least 14 days within a period of 3 months. This is in accordance with the Employment Act.

However, the pay for a public holiday depends on the employee’s contractual agreement. If the employee is required to work on the public holiday, they are entitled to an extra day’s salary or a day off in lieu. If the public holiday falls on a non-working day for the employee, there is no obligation to pay them for that day.

Reply by HR Community

Do you agree with the answer?

Yes: 75.00%

No: 25.00%


I agree with the entitlement to an extra day’s salary or a day off in lieu. But regarding the 2nd statement, I have some reservations. As some employees need to work on a non-working day (public holiday), so they will be paid accordingly. – Tony

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