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Leave compensation for Business Travel

Dave Liew
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:24:33 AM  (Last updated: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 01:32:44 PM)

Hi all!

I frequently have business travel to another countries.

If the trip is less than 7 days, even if it covers saturday and sunday. No extra leave were compensated. For exp; Friday till Wednesday. 

If the trip is 7 days or more but less than 14 days. Only 1 day leave is compensated. 1 day leave for every 7 days of business travel.

Is this within the labour law?


KL Siew
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 01:32:44 PM

Under the Employment Act, an employee is supposed to get one rest day per week (7 days). In the situation mentioned by you, doesn't seem to be wrong with only 1 day replacement. You can give a call to the Labour Department and discuss the officer there to get an official ruling. 

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