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Papua New Guinea - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

28 September 2011


Duration

General

Employees are entitled to 14 consecutive days’ annual leave, including non-working days.
Employment Act 1978 §61(1)
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Exceptions

Casual and piece-rate workers are not entitled to annual leave.

Further, annual leave entitlements may be varied by registered award.
Employment Act 1978 §§58, 61(1)


Payment

Amount

An employer shall pay to the employee his ordinary rate of pay for every day of recreation leave to which he is entitled.
Employment Act 1978 §62

Date of payment

An employer shall pay the total of the employee’s entitlement prior to the commencement of the recreation leave.
Employment Act 1978 §62


Number and dates

As of 2011, there are 9 annual public holidays in Papua New Guinea. In 2012, these reportedly fall on the following dates:
1 January - New Year’s Day
6 April - Good Friday
9 April - Easter Monday
11 June - Queen’s Birthday
23 July - National Rememberance Day
26 August - National Day of Repentance
16 September - Independence Day
25 December - Christmas Day
26 December - Boxing Day


Payment

Where an employee is in employment on a day immediately preceding a public holiday he shall, if not required to work on that holiday, be paid his usual wages for that day as if he had worked and it had not been a public holiday. However, this entitlement does not apply to casual or piece-rate employees.
Employment Act 1978 §86


Philippines - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

11 October 2011


Duration

General

The entitlement is to 5 days’ leave per year.
Labor Code of the Philippines §95(a)
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 5 days
  • 2007: 5 days
  • 1995: 5 days.

Exceptions

The annual leave entitlement provided by the Labor Code does not apply to:
1. employees who have an equivalent entitlement under from another source,
2. employees of establishments regularly employing less than 10 employees,
3. government employees,
4. managerial employees,
5. field personnel,
6. members of the family of the employer who are dependent on him for support,
7. domestic helpers,
8. persons in the personal service of another, and
9. workers who are paid by results as determined by the Secretary of Labor in appropriate regulations.
Labor Code of the Philippines §§82, 95(b)
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Payment

Amount

The leave is to be ’with pay’.
Labor Code of the Philippines §95(a)
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Date of payment

The date of payment is not stipulated by the Labor Code.


Number and dates

There are 11 regular holidays in the Philippines, as follows:
1. New Year’s Day - 1 January
2. Araw ng Kagitingan - 9 April
3. Maundy Thursday - movable date (21 April 2011)
4. Good Friday - movable date (22 April 2011)
5. Labor Day - 1 May
6. Independence Day - 12 June
7. National Heroes Day - last Sunday or Monday of August (29 August 2011)
8. Bonifacio Day - 30 November
9. Eidul Fitr - movable date
10. Christmas Day - 25 December
11. Rizal Day - 30 December
Proclamation No. 84 Declaring the Regular Holidays etc for 2011
Memorandum Circular 01 - List of Holidays
Labor Code of the Philippines §94(c)
Omnibus Rules to Implement the Labor Code Rule IV of Book Three

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Payment

Every worker shall be paid his regular daily wage during regular holidays.
Labor Code of the Philippines §94(a)

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Singapore - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

19 October 2011


Duration

General

An employee shall be entitled to paid annual leave of 7 days in respect of the first 12 months of continuous service with the same employer, and an additional one day’s paid annual leave for every subsequent 12 months of continuous service with the same employer, subject to a maximum of 14 days of such leave.
Employment Act §43(1)
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 7 days for workers being employed for at least a period of 3 months in respect of the first 12 months of continuous service. 1 additional day of leave for every subsequent 12 months of continuous service with the same employer, subject to a maximum of 14 days of annual leave. An employee who has served an employer for a period of not less than 3 months, but who has not completed 12 months of continuous service in any year, shall be entitled to annual leave in proportion to the number of completed months of service in that year. Where an employee is granted leave of absence without pay by the employer at the request of the employee, the period of the leave shall be disregarded for the purpose of computing continuous service. 7 days in respect of the first 12 months of continuous service, and one day's annual leave for every subsequent 12 months of continuous service up to 14 days (in addition to the rest days).
  • 2007: 7 days for workers being employed for at least a period of 3 months in respect of the first 12 months of continuous service. 1 additional day of leave for every subsequent 12 months of continuous service with the same employer, subject to a maximum of 14 days of annual leave. An employee who has served an employer for a period of not less than 3 months, but who has not completed 12 months of continuous service in any year, shall be entitled to annual leave in proportion to the number of completed months of service in that year. Where an employee is granted leave of absence without pay by the employer at the request of the employee, the period of the leave shall be disregarded for the purpose of computing continuous service. 7 days in respect of the first 12 months of continuous service, and one day's annual leave for every subsequent 12 months of continuous service up to 14 days (in addition to the rest days).
  • 1995: 7 days.

Exceptions

An employee shall forfeit his entitlement to annual leave if he absents himself from work without the permission of the employer or without reasonable excuse for more than 20% of the working days in the months or year, as the case may be, in which his entitlement to such leave accrues.
Employment Act §43(5)


Payment

Amount

The employer shall pay the employee his gross rate of pay for every day of annual leave.
Employment Act §43(7)
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Date of payment

No provisions specific to the regulation of pay for annual leave identified. However, all salary earned by an employee under a contract of service, other than additional payments for overtime work, shall be paid before the expiry of the 7th day after the last day of the salary period in respect of which the salary is payable.
Employment Act §21(1)


Number and dates

Employees are entitled to 11 public holidays under the Employment Act. In 2012, these fall on the following dates:
New Year’s Day - 1 January
Chinese New Year (two days) - 23 & 24 January
Good Friday - 6 April
Labour Day - 1 May
Vesak Day - 5 May
National Day - 9 August
Hari Raya Puasa - 19 August
Hari Raya Haji - 26 October
Deepavali - 13 November
Christmas Day - 25 December
Holidays Act §4 and Schedule
Public Holidays 2012


Payment

Every employee shall be entitled to a paid holiday at his gross rate of pay on such of the days specified in the Schedule to the Holidays Act (Cap. 126) as fall during the time that he is employed, subject to the following:
(a) by agreement between the employer and the employee any other day or days may be substituted for any one or more of the days specified in that Schedule;
(b) if any of the days specified in that Schedule falls on a rest day, the working day next following that rest day shall be a paid holiday; and
(c) if any of the days specified in that Schedule falls on a day when the employee is not required to work under his contract of service, the employer may either pay the employee for that holiday at his gross rate of pay or give the employee a day off in substitution for that holiday.
Employment Act §88(1)

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Solomon Islands - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

24 October 2011


Duration

General

Each worker is entitled to be given by his employer a holiday at the rate of not less than 1.25 working days for each complete calendar month of employment in an undertaking.
Labour Act and Rules Labour (Holidays, Sick Leave and Passages) Rules, §4(1)
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Exceptions

No exceptions identified.


Payment

Amount

A worker shall be paid at the rate normally applicable to him.
Labour Act and Rules Labour (Holidays, Sick Leave and Passages) Rules at §4(2)
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Date of payment

No relevant provisions identified.


Number and dates

The gazetted public holidays have not been identified.


Payment

Provision for the payment of public holidays not worked have not been identified.


Sri Lanka - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

31 October 2011


Duration

General

Employees are entitled to 14 days’ annual leave for each ’year of employment’ (being calendar years, as defined).
Shop and Office Employees Act and Regulations §6(1), (8)
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Exceptions

In respect of the first year of employment during which any person has been continuously in employment in or about the business of any shop or office, that person shall be entitled to take and shall take:
(i) where his employment commences on or after the first day of January but before the first day of April, a holiday of fourteen days with full remuneration;
(ii) where his employment commences on or after the first day of April but before the first day of July, a holiday of ten days with full remuneration;
(iii) where his employment commences on or after the first day of July but before the first day of October, a holiday of seven days with full remuneration; and
(iv) where his employment commences on or after the first day of October a holiday of four days with full remuneration,and the employer shall allow such holiday and be liable to pay such remuneration, and the employer shall allow such holiday and be liable to pay such remuneration.
Shop and Office Employees Act and Regulations §6(1)(a)


Payment

Amount

An employee is to be paid remuneration in respect of annual leave periods.
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Date of payment

The Shop and Office Employees Act does not specify a date of payment in respect of periods of annual leave.


Number and dates

The number and dates of public holidays varies from trade to trade, depending on the decision of the relevant Wages Board. However, there are 8 public holidays common across all trades Sri Lanka. These are:
(1) Thai Pongal day
(2) National day (Feb 4)
(3) Day prior to Sinhala and Tamil New Year
(4) The Sinhala and Tamil New Year day
(5) May day (May 1)
(6) The day after the Full Moon day, in the Sinhala month of Wesak
(7) Milda-un-Nabi (Prophet Mohamed’s Birthday)
(8) Christmas day

Employees employed in or about the business of a shop or office shall also be granted a public holiday on Full Moon Poya Day, although if this falls on a weekly rest day, no additional holiday shall be granted.
Ministry of Employment and Labour Sri Lanka 2002 (excerpt) pp17 and 25
Shop and Office Employees Act and Regulations §7A


Payment

Every person employed in or about the business of a shop or office shall be allowed a holiday with full remuneration on each public holidays declared by the Minister, by Order published in the Gazette.
Shop and Office Employees Act and Regulations §7(1)


Thailand - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

16 September 2011


Duration

General

Annual leave shall be for a period of not less than 6 working days following the employee’s first year of employment. In subsequent years, the employer may fix the annual vacation at more than 6 working days for an employee.
Labour Protection Act 1998 (as amended 2008) §30
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 6 days per year
  • 2007: 6 days
  • 1995: 6 working days.

Exceptions

For employees who have worked for less than 1 year, the employer may grant the employee an annual vacation on a pro-rata basis.
Labour Protection Act 1998 (as amended 2008) §30


Payment

Amount

The employee shall be paid his basic pay in respect of annual leave.
Labour Protection Act 1998 (as amended 2008) §56(3)

Date of payment

Payment of holiday pay must be made at least once a month.
Labour Protection Act 1998 (as amended 2008) §70


Number and dates

An employer shall inform an employee in advance of at least 13 annual traditional holidays as prescribed by the Minister, which shall include National Labour Day. An employer shall consider fixing the traditional holidays in accordance with annual government, religious or local customary holidays.
Labour Protection Act 1998 (as amended 2008) §29


Vanuatu - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

22 September 2011


Duration

General

Every employer shall grant to an employee who has been in continuous employment with the same employer for:
(a) a period of 1 to 6 years - annual leave on full pay at the rate of 1.25 working days per month for each year of employment; or
(b) a period of 7 to 19 years - annual leave on full pay at the rate of 1.75 working days per month for each year of employment.
Employment Act 1983 (as amended up to 2010) §29(1)

Exceptions

The rate of the annual leave shall be increased to 3 working days after 20 years, 4 working days after 25 years and to 6 working days after 30 years service in the same undertaking, whether continuous or not.
Employment Act 1983 (as amended up to 2010) §29(2)
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Payment

Amount

The employer shall pay to the employee during the annual leave remuneration at least equal to the employee’s average remuneration for the 12 months preceding the commencement of the leave, provided that such remuneration unless the parties otherwise agree need not include any bonuses, overtime pay, expatriation allowances or reimbursement of expenses.
Employment Act 1983 (as amended up to 2010) §31


Viet Nam - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

29 August 2011


Duration

The base entitlement is to 12 days, with additional entitlements for extended service, dangerous work and youth.
Labour Code 1994 §§74, 75

General

Employees working in normal working conditions are entitled to 12 working days after every 12 months of employment. This entitlement increases by one additional day of leave for every five years of employment in an enterprise or with an employer.

An additional day of annual leave is also granted for each day spent travelling by car, train or boat, during the period of annual leave, in excess of 2 days.
Labour Code 1994 §§74(1)(a), 75
Decrees No. 195/1994 and 109/2002 - Detailed provisions and guidance on Work and Rest Time §9(3)
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Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 12 days
  • 2007: 12 days
  • 1995: 12 working days.

Exceptions

Employees working in heavy, harmful or dangerous occupations or in places with harsh living conditions, and persons under the age of 18 years old, have an initial entitlement of 14 days’ annual leave.

Employees working in exceptionally heavy, harmful or dangerous work have an initial entitlement of 16 days’ annual leave.

The entitlement of the above categories of workers also increases by one additional day for:
(a) every 5 years of employment; and / or
(b) every day spent travelling by car, boat or train, during their annual leave, in excess of 2 days (return).
Labour Code 1994 §§74(1)(b), 74(1)(c), 75
Decrees No. 195/1994 and 109/2002 - Detailed provisions and guidance on Work and Rest Time §9(2), (3)


Payment

Payment must be at least equivalent to the employee’s wages for the leave period and may be paid in advance.
Labour Code 1994 §77

Amount

The employee is to be paid an amount equal to at least the wages for the leave days. Travel expenses and wages paid during travel shall be agreed by the parties.
Labour Code 1994 §77(1)

Date of payment

When taking annual leave, an employee may be paid in advance.
Labour Code 1994 §77(1)


Number and dates

An employee shall be entitled to take the following 8 days as public holidays:
· Calendar New Year Holiday: one day (the first day of January of each calendar year);
· Lunar New Year Holidays: four days (the final day of the old year and the first three days of the new Lunar year);
· Victory Day: one day (the thirtieth day of April of each calendar year);
· International Labour Day: one day (the first day of May of each calendar year);
· National Day: one day (the second day of September of each calendar year).

In addition, foreign laborers who are working in enterprises and organizations of Vietnamese are allowed one day for their traditional new-year holiday and one day for their National Days (if any), all with full payment.
Labour Code 1994 §73
Decrees No. 195/1994 and 109/2002 - Detailed provisions and guidance on Work and Rest Time §8

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Payment

The employee shall be entitled to take the day off on full pay.
Labour Code 1994 §73

Results generated on: 23rd May 2019 at 04:13:01.
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