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Working hours & days in Singapore.

Learn about the working hours and days in Singapore thanks to Horizons’ up-to-date guide.

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What are the standard working hours in Singapore?

The standard working hours in Singapore are 9 am to 6pm.

What are the standard working days in Singapore?

The standard working days in Singapore are Monday to Friday.

How many hours can you work per week in Singapore?

Employees covered by the Employment Act have a work limit of 44 hours per week, excluding lunch breaks.

How many hours is part-time work in Singapore?

Part-time employment in Singapore is less than 35 hours a week.

How many hours is overtime in Singapore?

Overtime is more than 8 hours in a day or 44 hours in a week. Any additional hours of work are considered overtime.

Is it illegal to work on the weekend in Singapore?

It is not illegal for employees to work on the weekend. Employers may lawfully ask employees to work outside of their contractually stated hours.

Does Singapore have a four-day work?

Singapore has a 5 day work week consisting of Monday to Friday.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ):

Employees in Singapore can work a maximum of 72 overtime hours in a month, which is a maximum of 864 hours of overtime per year.

Only employees earning salaries below SGD 2,600 a month are entitled to overtime pay. The pay rate for overtime is 1.5 times the hourly basic rate.

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