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overtime salary more than 2000

saif
Member
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:34:49 PM  (Last updated: Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:29:34 AM)

Hi,want to ask,what is overtime rate for employee whose basic is more than 2000?my basic is 2500,but my overtime per hour is
rm 8 for normal
rm 15 for rest/ offday
rm 20 for public holiday

is this normal rate?thanks

KL Siew
Administrator
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:43:22 PM

In the Employment Act the formula for over time are as follow:

1. OT during normal working days (salary/26/8) x 1.5 per hour.

2. OT on rest days (salary/26/8) x 2 per hour.

3. OT on holidays (salary/26/8) x 3 per hour.

You just compare whether the company's rates is enough or not. If not, try to ask for more comparable to what is the EA although you are covered by the Act.

saif
Member
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 02:24:54 PM
Originally posted by KL Siew on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:43:22 PM

In the Employment Act the formula for over time are as follow:

1. OT during normal working days (salary/26/8) x 1.5 per hour.

2. OT on rest days (salary/26/8) x 2 per hour.

3. OT on holidays (salary/26/8) x 3 per hour.

You just compare whether the company's rates is enough or not. If not, try to ask for more comparable to what is the EA although you are covered by the Act.

salary for overtime calculation based on basic only or including fixed allowance?my total salary is rm2900

if i calculate based on basic only,my overtime is 

rm18 for normal

rm 24 for rest day

rm 36 for public holiday

current overtime rate give by company is way below than standard rate

additional info,i work as laboratory technician for chemical lab,do i covered under employment act?

KL Siew
Administrator
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 02:45:22 PM

In my opinion, you are not covered. Anyway, consult the Labour Department and talk to the officer there see what't the official view.

Uncle Port
Member
Tue, 24 Oct 2017 07:50:27 PM

Hi...just want to ask you

i am a porter whose job carry bag for people. My basic salary is now increased to RM2000. My question is i am covered by employment act? because my boss said that he want to replace ot with meal alowance

KL Siew
Administrator
Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:29:33 AM

Uncle Port, yes you are covered even if your salary is more than RM2000. Refer to the First Schedule of the Employment Act for more info.