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SALY
Member
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 04:09:57 PM  (Last updated: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 05:47:27 PM)

Hi, my working hours from Mon-Fri, 11am-8pm. Due to a company have an occasion, they request all of us to come at 9am and work until 8pm. They didn't release early which is I only work total 9 hours (Include Lunch hour). May I know they have the right to do this?

KL Siew
Administrator
Sun, 13 Jan 2019 08:34:33 PM

The company has to pay overtime wages for the hours after  the normal 8 hours.

SALY
Member
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 01:40:08 PM

Hi, thank you for your reply. My HR says over 2K salary, there are no OT wages. Is it true? What should I do? 

KL Siew
Administrator
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 05:47:27 PM

Employees with salary more than 2k are not covered by the Employment Act which only required employers to pay overtime wages to this category of worker. Howver, it does not mean employees whose salary exceeding 2k, need not be paid overtime when required to work overtime. These employees can always refuse to work overtime for free.