Learn about the working hours and days in Singapore thanks to Horizons’ up-to-date guide.
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The standard working hours in Singapore are 9 am to 6pm.
The standard working days in Singapore are Monday to Friday.
Employees covered by the Employment Act have a work limit of 44 hours per week, excluding lunch breaks.
Part-time employment in Singapore is less than 35 hours a week.
Overtime is more than 8 hours in a day or 44 hours in a week. Any additional hours of work are considered overtime.
It is not illegal for employees to work on the weekend. Employers may lawfully ask employees to work outside of their contractually stated hours.
Singapore has a 5 day work week consisting of Monday to Friday.
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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