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Half Day Leave on Eve of PH
May I know whether do your company grant 1/2 day PM Leave on Eve of PH?
Please share with thanks.
REPLIES & COMMENTS
Yes we do.
Hi we only grant half day leave on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
No, we do not practice that.
We do not give half day for the eve of PH except Chinese New Year and New Year .
No. If staff wants 0.5 day on eve of PH, need to apply 0.5 day leave.
I understand the good intention of HR and company management, to give half day off during eve of certain public holidays. However sometimes this can drown you with troubles and you are opening a can of worms. It is not advisable to give ½ day or any time off for any employees, during the eve of any RELIGIOUS public holidays. As this is tag to only certain religious employees or certain % of employees. If you do that, you need to be very fair to apply across for all religious public holidays. You should not and cannot apply this to only certain religious public holiday. Be very careful with this. Otherwise it is unfair practice. If your company decided to give, then it is better and highly recommended to only give ½ day or time off for employees, on a NATIONAL LEVEL public holidays. Example: New Year 1st Jan, National Day, May Day etc…… Also note that employees would also usually apply the balance ½ day leave for such days, so that they will have the entire day off. If your operation can allow this with minimum workforce for the day before an PH, with no impact to business operation, then it could be fine for you.
Note: Especially for new companies, please be very careful and think much deeper and longer term before you recommend or decide to give away any benefits. Once given, it is very difficult to withdraw, almost no U-turn. You want to set your company policy right, from the start. This is from my experience in managing manufacturing plants in both SGP and overseas, dealing with different cultures.
No, we do not practice that unless the employee is applying Annual Leave.
Yes we practice. This is just small little things we do to add on our perks.