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18/06/2008 23:12:48
Re: Working Hours for Female

In the Employment Act 1955 is already mention that female workers doesn't need work between 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.. I would like to ask what is the exemption for the female work at this time?Under what condition female can work at this time?
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KL Siew
19/06/2008 08:29:24
Section 34 of the Employment Act, applies to " work in any industrial or agricultural undertaking " like rubber estate, factories. Employers in such undertaking must apply to the Labour Department for permission:

" Provided that the Director-General may, on application made to him in any particular case, exempt in writing any female employee or class of female employees from any restriction in this subsection, subject to any conditions he may impose. "

What industry are you working in? It does not apply for those working in commercial undertaking like hotel, restaurant, offices and so on.

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21/06/2008 21:27:20
Actually under what conditions that gorvenment make the exemption to female work between 10 pm to 5 am??For example what type of job??
Is that illegal if female work at this time??
If my company required me work at this time. Can i make the complaint to gorvenment??
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KL Siew
22/06/2008 10:12:06
In those industries, it is not lawful for employers to require females to work in those hours. The DG may set a number of conditions such as transport, shift allowance and so when granting exemption. I suggest you contact the Labour Department for details You may also complain to them.
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