Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Android Pay VS Samsung Pay VS Apple Pay

Since the launch of several mobile payments option in Singapore like the Android Pay, Samsung Pay and Apple Pay, just how different are they from one another? The Straits Times put up an infographics tabulating their differences.

How Android Pay is different from Samsung Pay and Apple Pay [via]

You may wish to check out the various banks for the promotions they are offering. Do not miss them!

Monday, June 20, 2016

NDP 2016 Theme Song: Tomorrow's Here Today

Year 2016 National Day Parade theme song is released. The song titled "Tomorrow's Here Today", written by composer Don Rickmond, sing to rally Singaporeans to ponder about the tomorrow of Singapore. It is performed by local band 53A.


How do you feel about this song? For your pleasure, I have consolidated all NDP theme songs from 1998 to 2016.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Elizabeth Warren on Donald Trump can NEVER be the President

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

President Obama slow-jamming on Jimmy Fallon Show

Watch how President Obama slow-jam news together with Jimmy Fallon. Only if our own President is as cool as Obama!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

One day off-in-lieu if public holiday falls on a non-working Saturday

With the upcoming Vesak Day that falls on a Saturday, many especially those whose companies they work for do not have clear HR policies on day-offs, must be asking whether there is a mandatory off-in-lieu. The answer is fortunately YES!

Back in 2008, Ms Jean Tan, Director, Corporate Communications for Permanent Secretary Ministry of Manpower, made this remark on Rules on Off-In-Lieu:

For an employee on a five-day work week, Saturday would be considered a day-off and Sunday a rest day.

Under the Employment Act, if a public holiday falls on a day-off, an employee is entitled to one day off-in-lieu or be given one extra day's pay.

If it falls on a rest day, the law provides that the working day following the rest day will be a paid public holiday.

A more recent article on this topic was published on the Manpower Ministry website and I quote:

For employees who are not required to work on Saturdays, they are entitled to claim a day off or compensation in lieu for that public holiday if they are covered under the Employment Act. It is therefore not up to the employer’s discretion or goodwill to grant their employees a day off in lieu under the law.

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