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How do I calculate my FDW's pay in-lieu of a weekly rest day?

You are strongly encouraged to provide your FDW with weekly rest days as it provides her with a physical, emotional, and mental break from work. This helps to improve your FDW’s productivity at work.

However, if you and your FDW mutually agree for her to work on her rest day, you must pay her at least 1 day’s salary for each rest day she does not take, on top of her monthly salary.

Note: 1 day’s salary can be calculated by dividing her monthly salary by 26 working days, as there are typically 4 weeks and therefore 4 rest days in a month.

Your FDW’s monthly salary $560
Number of rest days not used in a month 2
1 day’s salary $560 ÷ 26 = $21.50
Payment for rest days not used $21.50 × 2 = $43
You should pay $560 + $43 = $603