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Training on a Rest Day

Question

Dear all,

We are working on a 5-day week. If the company conducts in-house training on a rest day eg. Saturday, do you compensate the supervisors, executives & managers who come back for this training? If yes, do you pay OT pay (straight time?) or do you give a day off? Any other compensation?

Thanks

Jess


Reply 1

For adhoc training, we do not provide any compensation for this group of staff however we do allow them to claim taxi and normally we arrange for meals/snacks depending on the length of the training. However if the training is going to be conducted over a period of time e.g. a few Saturdays, then we will compensate them by giving them leave credit based on the no of days training.

Munjit


Reply 2

Thus far for my company, we don’t arrange training on a rest day. However if it does happen, I would propose time-off, either half-day or full-day depending on the course duration.

SE


Reply 3

Yes you should compensate with OT pay for the rank and file, and off in lieu for the exec n managerial staff.

Celest


Reply 4

Under the Employment Act, Saturday is normally deemed as Non-Working Day and Sunday is the Rest Day. The difference is as follows:

Non-working day: Any staff covered under Part 4 of Employment Act needs to be paid OT if they are activated to be back to work. Rest Day: Any staff covered under Part 4 of Employment Act needs to be paid based on the Rest Day Compensation (http://www.mom.gov.sg/employment-practices/salary/calculate-pay-for-work-on-rest-day).

If they are not under Part 4 of the Employment Act, then you can always pay based on your company policy, or if do not have one, then probably just based on off-in-lieu.

Willie


Reply 5

We will give a day off in lieu.

Andy


Reply 6

If training is a company initiative conducted by company and paid for by company, then company should give off-in-lieu. If it’s paid for by staff, it’s not necessary.

Marcella


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