Bangladeshi worker entitled to overtime pay

Mr Hasan Shofiqul (left) clocked long hours and kept his own records.
Mr Hasan Shofiqul (above) clocked long hours and kept his own records.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Company says he's a manager and cannot claim for work on rest day, but court disagrees

The High Court, in a test case, has held that a Bangladeshi worker deployed as a site supervisor is not an executive and is entitled to pay rates for rest days he worked, as set out in Part IV of the Employment Act.

The Court overruled the finding of an assistant commissioner of labour who had held that Mr Hasan Shofiqul, 33, being a site supervisor, was employed in an executive position.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 05, 2018, with the headline 'Bangladeshi worker entitled to overtime pay'. Print Edition | Subscribe