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If employers decide that work should be stopped in view of the haze situation, can the employees’ salaries or annual leave be deducted on that day?

Employers who wish to suspend business operations should take note of the following:

  • If the suspension is on a short-term and ad-hoc basis, employers should bear the costs of doing so and not deduct from the pay or leave entitlements of their affected employees.
  • If the suspension of business operations is for longer periods, employers should discuss with their union and employees on the appropriate flexible work, leave and salary arrangements to be put in place.
Last Updated: 16 September 2015