How can employees be compensated for working overtime during holidays?
(02.20.2008)

Question: This May holiday, the company I work for requires me and other employees to work during the holiday to check the equipment, and they promised to give us two days off in lieu. Is this correct practice?

Answer: This is not correct practice. According to China’s Labor Law, the employer shall compensate employees for working overtime. Therefore, the employer shall give extra days off as compensation if it requires employees to work on their days off. If the employer requires its employees to work overtime during holidays, it shall pay compensation in cash. Employees who work extra time shall receive an overtime salary that is no less than 150% of their standard hourly salary. Employees who work during their holidays shall receive overtime salary that is no less than 300% of their standard hourly salary.