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26/08/2010 10:02:30
Re: Working on public holiday

I been requested to work during national day (31/008/2010) and not allowed to claim OT or meal allowances , reason being , our company HR stated my position will follow Singapore's public holidays . Meaning to say i been employed in Malaysia but follow Singapore's public holidays since most of our clients are Singaporean .

My question here
1) The clause is not stated clearly in my letter offer , is this against labour law since im been employed in Malaysia but following Singapore's Public Holiday ?
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26/08/2010 14:02:40
I've been told by my employer that Malaysia Day on 16th September is not a public holiday for our company(which had been declared by Najib in the past year,2009). There would be no allowance nor OT to be claimed.

I just want to ask, is it against the Labour Law that my employer requires us to work on Malaysia Day?
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KL Siew
26/08/2010 14:10:20
HL, If you have been enjoying Singapore public holidays I sthink you can't enjoy the best of both worlds. Anyway, go to the Labour Department see what they will say about it.

GK. The Employment Act has not been amended yet to include Malaysia Day. So, at the moment it is up them to follow or not.
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31/08/2010 10:09:43
Siew thanks for your respond

By the way, since im malaysian and employed and working in Malaysia , but my employer asked us to follow Singapore public holidays because most of our clients are Singaporeans . And not allowed us to claim OT or meal allowance if im working on National Day of Malaysia .

Is this against the EA Act of Malaysia since im Malaysian and employed & working in Malaysia ? We should able to claim OT and meal allowance right if im working on the National Day of Malaysia right ?
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