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Are public holidays actually holidays

Post by littlelostgirl » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:57 am

As we are all aware of, Cambodia is at the top list in numbers of holidays per year.
I recently just got into HR. I'm an accountant, but you know how a lot of bosses are (probably),
when you're an expat, you're meant to do more than just your actual job.

My question is, to those who have been staying here long or have the knowledge of:

- Does all holidays mean off work?
(I know that it should be either a no working day or paid OT. In some companies, they would make it a half day instead of full day work)

I believe Khmer New Year, Pchum Ben, & Water festivals are important. So that is indeed an actual week off holiday. But how about the small 1 day kind of holiday, and King's birthday or coronation day, etc etc...

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Are public holidays actually holidays

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:50 pm

Get yourself a copy of the Labour Law, it is all explained and pretty clear. If you are now an HR manager, then you'd better study the appropriate Laws and your companies policies.

You can buy English translations of the Law from book stores or download from online.
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Re: Are public holidays actually holidays

Post by Kuroneko » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:47 pm

Guide to the Cambodian Labor Law for NGOs
http://www.humanitarianlibrary.org/site ... r-NGOs.pdf

Guide to the Cambodian Labour Law for the Garment Industry

http://business.sithi.org/upload/ressou ... 229_en.pdf

Annual Leave and Holidays

The Labour Law provides for annual leave to all workers on completion of one year of service. The full time workers, working 48 hours a week, are entitled to 1.5 days of annual leave for one month of service. This means 18 working days for 12 months of service. Employees working less than 48 hours per week get annual leave on a pro-rata basis. For example, workers working 40 hours per week are entitled to 1.25 working days of annual leave per month of service which equals 15 working days of annual leave. Similarly, those working 24 hours per week are entitled to 9 working days of annual leave (0.75 days of leave for one month of service).
More here https://prake.org/home/labour-law/work-and-holiday
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Re: Are public holidays actually holidays

Post by hanno » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:51 pm

You will also have to find out what the deal with the trade union is (if you have one). These contracts are renewed every 2 years and may contain additional benefits above and beyond the Labor Law.
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Re: Are public holidays actually holidays

Post by yong » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:15 pm

I did not know Thailand has 26 days public holidays because my Thai boss only gave us 13 days. (maybe I should call the labour department to investigate my boss)

However I do know government employees have many more holidays than me.
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Re: Are public holidays actually holidays

Post by Paulo » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:41 am

yong wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:15 pm
I did not know Thailand has 26 days public holidays because my Thai boss only gave us 13 days. (maybe I should call the labour department to investigate my boss)

However I do know government employees have many more holidays than me.
Vote for the party that guarantees the most holidays. There are certainly plenty of parties to choose from! Nahathai Thewphaingarm is a good looking woman, maybe I'd vote for her if I was eligible, unless I spotted a better looking one!
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Re: Are public holidays actually holidays

Post by Queef » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:57 pm

littlelostgirl wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:57 am
As we are all aware of, Cambodia is at the top list in numbers of holidays per year.
I recently just got into HR. I'm an accountant, but you know how a lot of bosses are (probably),
when you're an expat, you're meant to do more than just your actual job.

My question is, to those who have been staying here long or have the knowledge of:

- Does all holidays mean off work?
(I know that it should be either a no working day or paid OT. In some companies, they would make it a half day instead of full day work)

I believe Khmer New Year, Pchum Ben, & Water festivals are important. So that is indeed an actual week off holiday. But how about the small 1 day kind of holiday, and King's birthday or coronation day, etc etc...

Thanks in advance.
My company honors about 20 holidays out of 28.

Holiday doesn't mean off-work. International Women's Day and other funky holidays are not honored by most companies. Don't matter whether you're an expat or not. Don't expect OT or any kind of special treatment.

Now, for Pchum Ben, KNY, King's bday, and water festival, you can ask your boss for an extra day off or two. Paid. It's fairly common for the local staff to disappear for a week or so over the previously mentioned holidays.
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