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29/07/2008 10:25:07
Re: OT for a 5-day week company - Is saturday considered a rest day?

Mr Siew,
In the EMployment Act 1955, under Overtime, it stated that " Where an employee is allowed more than one rest day in a week (places working on 5-day week) the last of the rest days shall be the rest day".
Does this mean that the OT performed on Saturday, is 1.5 X hourly rate pay?

thanks for your reply
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KL Siew
29/07/2008 10:55:56
Yes, you are right.
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29/07/2008 11:28:24
So, in this case, for example, if the staff works on Saturday for 2 hours (from 9am to 11am only). Is this considered OT? if yes,how to calculate?

Just want to make as clearer as I can.
Thanks for the help.
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KL Siew
29/07/2008 12:18:14
The 2 hours are not considered as OT, just (salary/26x8)x2. To me, asking an employee to work only for 2 hours is not a very sound practice. It not only causes inconvenience and but also some financial loses to him. If the work is really urgent, pay a sum that will make that employee happy, never mind about the law, the law is not good enough is such a case.
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