Two Days Pay to work full shift on a Public Holiday

27 Jul

On this independence day, for the first time since the adoption of the Employment Law, the employees around the country will be paid 2 days salary to work on a “public holiday”. There are ten days which are designated as public holidays in the employment act.

If employees are required to work on a public holiday, the employer must pay the employees a half days salary. And on public holidays the staff must be compensated for overtime to the equivalent of one and a half of the hourly rate. Therefore, a staff who is required to work the full shift on a public holiday will get two days salary in addition to the day’s wages.

Therefore, resort workers and other staff such as prayer-callers (mudhims) who are required to work the full shift on all the ten public holidays will get an additional twenty days wages for the year.

But I am not quite sure how many employers would follow the law.


Posted by on July 27, 2008 in Democracy nd Reform, Economy


2 responses to “Two Days Pay to work full shift on a Public Holiday

  1. saeed

    July 30, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Hey pal, Do you realise how many more mudhims we should employ to make sure a mudhim is not made to work without a break of 24 hours in a seven day week as per the law, and also that a mudhim’s duties are performed seven days a week in every mosque?

  2. paperclippenny

    July 27, 2008 at 9:47 am

    hmmmmm…i have to work on public holiday…..i wonder……

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