Sunday work must be remunerated at double the normal rate for each hour worked by the employee, or at time and a half if the employee ordinarily works on a Sunday. If the greater part of a shift falls on a Sunday, the whole of that shift is deemed Sunday work.

Except when employees agree to the contrary, employers may not require employees to work on proclaimed public holidays. Employees not required to work on public holidays falling on ordinary working days must be paid their normal wage for those days, they must be paid at double their ordinary rate. The Labour Court has held that employees who work on Sundays that coincide with the date of public holidays as well as the following Monday are not entitled to double pay for both days.

For further information or any labour related matters, you can contact Bernard Reisner:
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