Leave

Information on annual leave, sick leave, maternity, paternity and parental leave, public holidays and other leave.

Singapore :: Public holidays 2020

  January 1 New Year’s Day (Wednesday) January 25 Chinese New Year (Saturday) January 27 Chinese New Year Holiday (Monday) April 10 Good Friday May 1 Labour Day (Friday) May 7 Vesak Day/Buddha Day (Thursday) May 24 Hari Raya Puasa / End of Ramadan (Sunday) May 25 End of Ramadan Holiday (Monday) July 31 Hari Raya Haji/Feast of Sacrifice (Friday) August 9 National Day (Sunday) August 10 National Day Holiday (Monday) November 14 Deepavali (Saturday) December 25  Christmas Day (Friday) Note: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates …

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Singapore :: Public holidays 2021

  January 1 New Year’s Day (Friday) February 12 Chinese New Year (Friday) February 13 Chinese New Year Holiday (Saturday) April 2 Good Friday May 1 Labour Day (Saturday) May 13 Hari Raya Puasa / End of Ramadan (Thursday) May 26 Vesak Day/Buddha Day (Wednesday) July 20 Hari Raya Haji/Feast of Sacrifice (Tuesday) August 9 National Day (Monday) November 4 Deepavali (Thursday) December 25  Christmas Day (Saturday) An employee who is required to work on a public holiday is entitled to an extra day’s salary at the basic rate of pay …

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Singapore :: Sick leave

The number of days of paid sick leave an employee has the right to will depend on their length of service …

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Singapore :: Public holidays

In Singapore, there are 11 official public holidays, which are as follows:  New Year’s Day;   Chinese New Year (2nd days);    Hari Raya Puasa;    Hari Raya Haji;   Good Friday;    Labour Day;   Vesak Day;   National Day;  Deepavali; and Christmas Day …

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Singapore :: Paternity leave and shared parental leave

Paternity leave Male employees have the right to two weeks of paternity leave …

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Singapore :: Maternity leave

Part IX of the Employment Act and Part III of the Child Development Co-Savings Act both provide relevant legal provisions regarding maternity protection and benefits for workers …

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Singapore :: Infant care leave

An employee with at least three months of service who has a child under the age of two and the child fulfils certain requirements during the ‘relevant period’; the employee will have the right to six days of unpaid infant care leave …

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Singapore :: Family care leave

According to the tripartite guidelines on best work-life practices, family care leave is generally provided by employers to allow their employee to complete any family-related duties …

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Singapore :: Childcare leave

Under the Employment Act, an employee who has worked for an employer for at least three months and has a child under the age of seven, will have the right to two days of childcare leave within any period of 12 months as agreed by the employer and employee or, if there is no agreement in place, within a calendar year …

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Singapore :: Annual leave

The provisions regarding annual leave in the Employment Act only apply to workmen (workers whose work involves manual labour) who receive a basic salary not exceeding $4,500 a month and employees (other than workmen) who receive a basic salary not exceeding $2,500 a month …

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Singapore :: Adoption leave

Female employees have the right to four weeks of paid adoption if they fulfil a series of requirements:  the child they have adopted is under the age of 12 at the time of ‘formal intent to adopt’ (the employee has submitted a court application to adopt)  the adopted child is a Singaporean citizen if the child is not a Singaporean citizen, one of the adoptive parents must be so the adoptive mother must be legally married at the time of the ‘formal intent to adopt’ the adoptive mother must have worked for at least three calendar months, or was involved in trade or business or profession or vocation before the time of ‘formal intent to adopt’ the adoption order is approved within one year from the time of ‘formal intent to adopt’ This leave is paid by the government …

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