Employees covered by the Employment Act are entitled to 11 paid (gross rate of pay) public holidays in a year.

Public holidays (PH):

  1. New Year's Day
  2. Chinese New Year - 1st day
  3. Chinese New Year - 2nd day
  4. Hari Raya Puasa
  5. Hari Raya Haji
  6. Good Friday
  7. Labour Day
  8. Vesak Day
  9. National Day
  10. Deepavali
  11. Christmas Day


Holiday pay is not entitled if the employee is:

  • absent on the working day before or after the holiday without consent or reasonable excuse.
  • on approved unpaid leave.

Work on a Public Holiday:

An employee must be paid, or by mutual agreement receive a PH in lieu.



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