Are you an employer in Singapore who is looking for information on overtime pay? If so, you've come to the right place. In this guide, we'll provide you with everything you need to know about overtime pay in Singapore, including how it's calculated and when it's payable. We'll also answer some common questions employers have about overtime pay. Read on to find out more!
The following employees are entitled to overtime pay:
An employee can claim for overtime if he or she works in excess of the contractual working hours.
Contractual working hours are the hours that you and your employer have agreed to in the contract of service.
|For common work arrangements||For other work arrangements|
|5 days or less a week: Up to 9 hours per day or 44 hours a week
||Less than 44 hours every alternate week|
|More than 5 days a week: Up to 8 hours a day or 44 hours a week||Up to 48 hours a week, but capped at 88 hours in any continuous 2-week period.|
Overtime pay = Hourly basic rate of pay × 1.5 × number of hours worked overtime
The hourly basic rate of pay is calculated as follows:
|Employee type||Hourly basic pay calculation|
|Monthly-rated employee||(12 x Monthly basic rate of pay) / (52 x 44)|
|Daily-rated employee||Daily pay at the basic rate / Working hours per day|
|Piece-rated employee||Total weekly pay at the basic rate of pay / Total number of hours worked in the week|
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The overtime rate payable for non-workmen is capped at the salary level of $2,600, or an hourly rate of $13.60.
Payment must be made within 14 days after the last day of the salary period.
An employee can only work up to 72 overtime hours in a month.
Employers can apply for an exemption if they require employees to work more than 72 hours of overtime in a month.
Overtime on a rest day or public holiday =
(Hourly basic rate of pay × 1.5 × Number of hours worked overtime)
+ (Rest day or public holiday pay)
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