ABOUT PAY AND THE PANDEMIC

askST: My employer cannot pay me due to Covid-19. What should I do?

A: Under the Employment Act, your employer must pay your salary within seven days after the end of a salary period, which cannot be longer than one month.

For overtime work, salary must be paid within 14 days after the end of a salary period.

Please or to continue reading the full article.

Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month

  • Latest headlines and exclusive stories
  • In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content
  • Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*

*Terms and conditions apply.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 15, 2020, with the headline 'Q: My employer owes me several months' worth of salary and says he cannot afford to pay me yet because business is really bad due to Covid-19. What should I do? '. Print Edition | Subscribe