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Client Alert: Khmer New Year Holiday
By YUN Sophal
The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training has issued a Notification No. 076/15 on 31 March 2015 to remind every enterprise and establishment to provide their workers three days off as a paid holiday for the Khmer New Year on 14, 15, 16 April 2015.
Work during Khmer New Year holiday may be permitted if it is exceptionally urgent for the enterprise and establishment to continue its operations during this period and provided that workers volunteer.
Workers who are on their normal duties during this holiday period will be entitled to an additional pay which is equal to the payment on a normal working day.
The Notification also encourages employers, if affordable, to arrange traditional game activities at the enterprises and establishments to welcome the Khmer New Year as well as to encourage their workers.
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