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Public Holiday on Polling Day - 10 July 2020

  1. In accordance with Section 35 of the Parliamentary Elections Act, Polling Day, Friday 10 July 2020 is a public holiday.
  2. The Ministry would like to inform companies that 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 $4,500 a month;
    • Non-workmen earning more than $2,600 a month; and
    • All managers and executives.
  3. For more information on the Public Holiday provisions under the Employment Act, please refer to the Ministry of Manpower’s website.