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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…