FMM Advisory on Possible Declaration of Public Holiday on May 6, 2013
In view of the 13th General Elections on May 5, 2013, FMM would like to offer the following advice in the event the winning party declares a public holiday on May 6, 2013:
1. If May 6, 2013 is declared a public holiday under Section 8 of the Holidays Act 1951, employers are obliged to observe the public holiday in accordance with Section 60D(1)(b) of the Employment Act 1955.
The declared holiday is in addition to the minimum eleven public holidays as provided under the Employment Act 1955.
However, an employer has the discretion to substitute the declared holiday with any other day as a paid public holiday.
2. Employers may wish to consider notifying their employees in advance in writing (such as displayed notice) that employees are required to report to work as usual on May 6, 2013 even if a public holiday is declared by the Government. The public holiday would be substituted with another day as a paid holiday or employees would be paid an additional two days wages for working on a public holiday. This option is to help to reduce disruption at the workplace and to address the uncertainty of the situation since the declaration of a public holiday could be in the wee hours of the morning of May 6, 2013.
Enquiries: Mr Heng Poh Suan, FMM HR/IR Advisor (firstname.lastname@example.org) OR Cik Sofinar Abdul Halim / Puan Hema Thiruchelvam, Business Environment Division (Business_Environment@fmm.org.my), FMM at Tel: 03-6286 7200 or Fax: 03-6274 1266 / 7288.
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