GE2020: Polling Day July 10, Friday, will be a public holiday


Nyi Nyi Thet | June 24, 2020, 07:55 PM

Elections lai liao.

July 10 is polling day.

In accordance with section 35 of the Parliamentary Elections Act, Polling Day, Friday July 10, 2020 is a public holiday.

According to the Ministry of Manpower, Polling Day, as a public holiday, should be treated in the same manner as any other public holiday. All employees covered by the Employment Act are entitled to paid public holidays.

If an employee is required to work on a public holiday, they are entitled to an extra day’s salary for the day’s work, or be given a day off.

Employers also have the additional option of granting time-off-in-lieu, based on a mutually agreed number of hours, for working on a public holiday for the following group of employees:

• Workmen earning more than S$4,500 a month;

• Non-workmen earning more than S$2,600 a month; and

• All managers and executives.

Image from Kane Raynard Goh