Pro-rated Annual Leave


How do HR executives calculate pro-rated annual leave in Singapore and what are the implications of pro-rated annual leave?


In Singapore, pro-rated annual leave is calculated based on an employee’s duration with a company within a calendar year.

The pro-rated annual leave is typically relevant for employees who join or leave a company partway through the year or those who have not completed a full year of service.

To calculate pro-rated annual leave, you can use the following formula:

(Annual leave entitlement / 12) x Number of completed months of service

For example, if an employee is entitled to 14 days of annual leave per year and they have worked for 5 complete months, the pro-rated leave would be:

(14 days / 12 months) x 5 months = 5.83 days (rounded to the nearest half-day or full-day depending on company policy)

Pro-rated annual leave implies that employees who do not work a full year will receive a leave entitlement proportional to their work time.

This ensures fair treatment of employees and compliance with the Employment Act in Singapore.

For more detailed information on leave entitlements and other HR matters, I recommend taking advantage of HRSINGAPORE’s HR Certification, HRLAW Seminars, HR Training courses, and HR Consultancy Services.

You can find more resources and assistance at our website, hrsingapore.org.

Remember to stay updated and compliant with local employment laws and always consult HR professionals, like our team at HRSINGAPORE, for expert advice tailored to your specific needs.


Do you agree with the calculation of pro-rated annual leave?

Yes: 61.76%

No: 8.82%

Not Sure: 29.41%

Leave to round up or down should be based on the Employment Act or can be more generous than what is regulated under the Employment Act. – Ann


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