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Compensation

Overtime Compensation

In accordance with the Labour Act, Minister for Labour may issue regulations regarding overtime, shift work and night work. Normal working hours for young workers and domestic workers are 6 hours and 9.5 hours per day respectively. Overtime may be regulated under Collective Bargaining Agreement. No such regulation could be located. The Normal working hours for adult workers are not clearly defined in the Labour Act.

Overtime rates are determined by the National Employment Councils through a Collective Bargaining Agreement. The minimum overtime rate is 150% of the normal wage rate when workers have to work beyond normal working hours, as determined by the National Employment Councils. The standards working hours are 8.5 hours a day and 44 hours a week.

Source: §17(3)(C & J) & 74(3)(E) of the Labour Act 1985; §4(1)(a) of the Labour Relations (Employment of Children and Young Persons) Regulations; §5 of the Labour Relations (Domestic Workers) Employment Regulations

Night Work Compensation

In accordance with the Labour Act, Minister for Labour may issue regulations regarding overtime, shift work and night work. Overtime may be regulated under Collective Bargaining Agreement. No such regulation could be located.

Source: §17(3)(C & J) of the Labour Act 1985

Compensatory Holidays / Rest Days

There is no provision for compensatory holiday for workers working on a weekly rest day or public holiday.

Weekend / Public Holiday Work Compensation

Workers may be required to work on weekends or public holidays. There is a premium pay for working on Public Holidays (to be determined by a decree) . When a worker performs work on Public Holidays, he receives wages at a premium rate of 200% of his current remuneration for that day. There is no provision in the law of wages at a premium rate on working on weekly rest days.

Source: §14(C)(3) of the Labour Act 1985

Regulations on Compensation

  • Labour Act, 2005
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