Dear Members,
We note that Pahang Government has declared 3/11/2014 (today) as a public holiday to appreciate their football team's victory in the Malaysia Cup Final.

If your handbook states that you observe all state and federal gazetted holidays than you would have to observe  this as it is a suddenly declared state gazetted holiday under s. 9 of the Holidays Act. If however your contract provides that your employees follow only selected holidays than you are not obliged to observe any suddenly declared STATE holiday. 

If you are obliged to observe this holiday by virtue of your policy, you are nevertheless able to replace it. This means you may require the employees to work today but substitute the holiday on another day. 



Sujatha Selliah