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14/08/2008 10:12:34
Re: Working hours and etc.

Hi All,

Need your advise on the following matters.

We are a small factory that involves in sorting materials that do not requires specific skills. Currently we are getting our workers (indonesian) from an agency. We pay direct to the agency and all salary matters shall be between employees and agency.

However, our working time is 8am-8pm Monday to Saturday. Rest periods are 1.5hours per day spread out to 4 times a day.

I have asked about the "legality" of this working hours and according to the agency it is above the law. Is it true?

Secondly, the workers are also required to work on company approved public holidays. We are willing to pay the wages accordingly (3 times), but were advised by the agency that it is not neccesary. Can someone help me to elightened on this issue.
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KL Siew
14/08/2008 11:32:10
To me, what you are doing is alright. If in doubt, always consult the Labour Office.
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