Category Archives: Working Schedule

Definition of the word “week”

Different people might interpret differently. For example, some might say a week equates to any 7 days period.

As per the Employment Act, a week refers to a continuous period of 7 days, starting Monday and ending on Sunday. This is important when we are determining the hours of work per week, schedule of employees’ rest days, etc.

Reference can be found under my Page “Sources”:
Hours of Work

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You can work 12 hours a day without Overtime Pay

If you are scheduled to work for 12 hours a day, but your weekly hours is within 44 hours, or your average number of hours worked per week over a continuous 3 weeks period does not exceed 44 hours a week, your employer is not required to pay any Overtime Pay.

Reference can be found under my Page “Sources”:
Employment Act (Statute)

Does the Maximum 12 hours a day limit include Break Time(s)?

Part IV of the Employment Act defines Working Hours as a period where employees are expected to carry out their assigned duties, and such does not include intervals for Rest, Breaks, Meals, etc. Therefore, the maximum 12 hours limit should not include break time(s).

Reference can be found under my Page “Sources”:
Hours of Work

Does Overtime kicks in after the 44 hour mark?

People always said that any hours after 44 hours will be considered Overtime. In actual fact, any hours above the normal hours of work will be considered Overtime.
For example, if the normal weekly working hours for a staff is 40 hours, any hours above that will be considered Overtime!

Reference can be found under my Page “Sources”:
Hours of Work