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19/11/2007 22:12:51
Re: Is part-time employee protected by Employment Act?

I am a high school student. And i had worked as part-time merchandiser for a company for 2 weeks in September this year. But the company keeps withholding our (me and 2 other friends of mine) payment even until now we have not received the deserved paycheck from this particular company. I did contact my employer but the feedback she gave is telling me to wait.

So, at this moment, I am worried in fact this employment was validated only by verbal contract, though I retrieved the offering from an email.

My question are, 1) does the employer have the authority to withhold part-time worker's payment?
2) What is the maximum duration for a company to process and deliver the payment to its part-time worker?
3) I did fill up a part-time employment form that provided by the company, could the form become an evidence for Employment Act to take action in case I fail to recieve my payment?

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KL Siew
20/11/2007 07:06:55
Section 19 of the Employment Act says wages shall be paid not later than the 7th day even for part-time workers..

" 19. Time of payment of wages.

Every employer shall pay to each of his employees not later than the seventh day after the day of any wage period the wages, less lawful deductions, earned by such employee during such wage period."

Contact the nearby Labour Department if the employer keeps on delaying payment.

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