HRSINGAPORE Community Discussions

Notice in Lieu - Update 1 (Replies)


Hi HR practitioners,

Assuming employee A tendered his resignation on 1 Oct 2018 and required to serve 3 months notice period. However employer request him to leave earlier on 15 Oct.

We understand that as an employer, we are required to pay notice in lieu to him from 16 Oct to 31 Dec 2018.

May I know how to compute the notice in lieu pay from 16 Oct to 31 Dec 2018? For Nov and Dec notice in lieu pay, are we using notice in lieu formula ( Gross salary x 12/260 * short notice days) or just pay full gross salary?




My approach in this situation will be to pay full gross salary from Oct to Dec 2018.




The formula for computation of salary in lieu of notice is as follows:

a)  For complete month – just pay the full Monthly Gross Salary (but to exclude OT, bonus, AWS payment).

b)  For incomplete month – Use [ (Monthly Gross Salary * 12 ) / 260 * no. of working days ]




According to MOM's guidelines,, salary in lieu of notice is computed based on actual number of notice days x gross daily rate of pay. Hence the total number of notice days from 16 Oct to 31 Dec = 55 days x (Gross salary x 12/260).



Reply | Post | Community


HRLAW Singapore Seminar  

- 29 & 30 November 2018 

Today, employer-employee relationship has become complex. Therefore, it is crucial that anyone involved in human resource management, employee supervision and management, need to be aware of the interpretations and application of the relevant employment laws. This two-day program will provide participants with an overview and fundamental understanding of all the labour laws and HR practices in Singapore.

For details, please click on:


HRSINGAPORE is the first, free, HR Community that provides HR Certification, HRLAW Seminars, HR Workshops and HR Consultancy Services. For more about us please visit

HRSINGAPORE Community | This email was sent to | Unsubscribe | Forward this email to a friend

© HRSINGAPORE® ~ A Decade of Helping HR People Succeed!

HRSINGAPORE PTE LTD | | | Tel: 6337-8016 | 89 Short Street #04-16 | Singapore 188216 | Co Reg. 200409860M