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23/04/2009 14:14:31
Re: saturday full day work.

during my interview, the company told me that every saturday is a half day working and it is an off in every third saturday. however, due to business plunge, my manager did tell me on my first day of job that the company will operate full day on saturday but still third saturday is a holiday. however recently due to some reason, the company ordered to work on every saturday full day. no more third saturday holiday.
for additional info, in my offer letter, it is stated that working hours is mon-fri 8.30am-5.30pm, sat 8.30pm-1.30pm. lunch break 1hour.

however, the management ordered us to work without additional pay. is this applicable?they say that everybody is compulsary to work because not able to meet the demand. and i am just office staff.

So, just wanna ask is the company able to instruct the employees to work without additional remuneration?
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KL Siew
23/04/2009 17:30:05
I think your offer letter stands. If you are required to work fully day from 8.30 to 5.30 for Saturdays, the company may have to pay extra. Consult the Labour Department.
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28/04/2009 11:46:09
oo.. thank you.
by the way is the company eligible to change the offer letter?
means that since they want to make every saturday the full working day, then my co. will like to alter all the offer letter to full saturday working day bt no alter the salary wise. can this be done?because i am afraid that if my company did so, so it will be meaningless to sort for labour office assistance
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02/05/2009 12:43:27
The company cannot change without your consent. However, if you sign on the new terms, that you do not have the right to complain as you have agreed then. That's the legal point of view.

From the relationship point of view, if you refuse, the goodwill is lost and you probably will:

1. Resign and look for other job.

2. Face potential disciplinary action or be "at war" with the company as there may be disciplinary action, etc.

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