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3. Should employees be paid for their statutory holidays?

Employees who have been employed under continuous contracts for not less than three months immediately preceding a statutory holiday are entitled to holiday pay.

Holiday pay is a sum equivalent to the normal wages that employees would have earned if they had worked on a full working day. The daily rate of holiday pay is a sum equivalent to the average daily wages earned by an employee in the 12-month period immediately before the holiday or first day of the holidays. If an employee is employed for less than 12 months, the calculation shall be based on the shorter period.

Employees who, in normal circumstances, only work half a day on Saturdays and receive half a day’s pay are entitled to a full working day’s pay as holiday pay if a statutory holiday falls on Saturday.

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