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Saturday Working Hours

Jeremy
Member
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 02:07:15 PM  (Last updated: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 01:44:47 PM)

Hi Admin,

Currently, our company is about to shift our policy to Mon-Fri 9 am - 5 pm and Saturday half day. We have a query regarding this:

1. Since our working hours is 8 hours/day, meaning there would only be 7 working hours. Does that mean that half-day on Saturday means    9 am-12.30 pm or can we implement a 9 am-1 pm working hours on Saturday?

Thanks.

KL Siew
Administrator
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 05:46:10 PM

I think it would be better to stick to old policy. The change may cause disputes by the workers.

Jeremy
Member
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 11:21:59 AM
Originally posted by KL Siew on Mon, 17 Feb 2020 05:46:10 PM

I think it would be better to stick to old policy. The change may cause disputes by the workers.

Hi Admin, employees are fine with it since we have implemented a shorter working hour on weekdays. (Previously we had a working hour of 10 am - 7 pm. Therefore, employees are more welcoming towards the new policy, however, some raised concern over the half-day on Saturday. 

Please advise. Thanks

KL Siew
Administrator
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 02:10:58 PM

To make it easier to understand:

1. What is the toal working hours per week with the old policy?

2. What is the total working hours per week with the new policy?

Jeremy
Member
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 01:24:30 PM
Originally posted by KL Siew on Tue, 18 Feb 2020 02:10:58 PM

To make it easier to understand:

1. What is the toal working hours per week with the old policy?

2. What is the total working hours per week with the new policy?

Hi Admin,

  1. 40 hours (Mon-Fri 8hrs/day)
  2. 39 hours (Mon-Fri 7hrs/day, Sat 4hrs/day)

Supposed to be 3.5hrs on Saturday or can we implement 4 hrs?

Thanks a lot, Admin! Appreciate this.

KL Siew
Administrator
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 02:16:26 PM

Since when the 39 hours work week was implemented? Anyway, your company's working hours are very short compared with those of other companies.

Jeremy
Member
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 01:01:13 PM
Originally posted by KL Siew on Wed, 19 Feb 2020 02:16:26 PM

Since when the 39 hours work week was implemented? Anyway, your company's working hours are very short compared with those of other companies.

We are yet to implement that, in the midst of preparing the new Employment Agreements.

Our previous working hours were 10-7 pm (standard 9 hours including 1-hour break)

Our new working hours would be 9-5 pm (8 hours including 1-hour break), 9-1 pm on Saturday (no lunch break)

What is the usual working hours/week?

Thanks!

KL Siew
Administrator
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 01:44:47 PM

I don't know why there should be issues when the working hours are in fact shorter than the former 40 hours. If the majority of the staff are fine with the new time as you said, implement it.

Under the Employment Act, normal working hours are 48 hours per week.

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