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Nellie
13/07/2008 17:48:45
Re: Tea-Breaks?

Hi! We are a small private company. We have always informed our staff when hired that our working hours are 9am-6pm with a 1 hour lunch break. Are we required by law to include morning and afternoon tea-breaks of 15 minutes each? Our clerical staff have now started this practice and believe they are entitled to it.
Appreciate your help.
Thank you
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KL Siew
kl_siew@yahoo.com
13/07/2008 18:33:39
Ask them who gave them such permission to have tea breaks. Someone might have given them the OK to do so. Consult the Labour Department about such entitlement. There is no such entitlement as far as I know.
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Nellie
14/07/2008 17:07:15
Mr. Siew.... Thank you for you quick reply.
As to our employees, no one in our office gave them the OK. They see their friend who works in a non-private office receives this so they believe they should also.
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KL Siew
14/07/2008 17:36:30
So, just tell them not to do it. Have a pantry or provide some some facilities where they can make a drink for themselves, so that they don't have to have tea breaks.
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