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Rest Day or Overtime

QUESTION

Hi everyone,

For staff working 5 days work week (Mon-Fri), if they work on Saturday, Company should pay normal OT rate per hour worked? Or does it consider as Rest Day of MOM guidelines?

Thank you in advance!

CS

 


 

REPLY 1

1. You need to check if the staff is covered under employment act. If covered, working less than 4 hours is 1 day’s pay, more than 4 hours is 2 days’ pay. Anything beyond normal working hours is considered OT. If not covered (e.g. executive & above), Company can compensate as off in-lieu. All these can be found in MOM website

2. As per MOM, every employee must have 1 rest day in a week. Hence, for those who worked 5-day in a week, usually Saturday is considered off day and Sunday is considered a rest day. For those who worked on Saturday, OT rate is 1.5 if Saturday is considered their off day.

3. Company should pay OT.