Leave Benefits In Hong Kong

Leave Benefits in Hong Kong

Could I check if anyone with HK HR experience to advise what the standard practice for HK companies is to deal with such leave other than encashment?

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Usage of Annual Leave

QUESTION Dear all, Do you allow staff to finish using all their annual leave at the start of the year? Thank you. Janice     REPLIES & COMMENTS REPLY 1 We only allow staff to take their earned leave. They cannot take advance leave. Siew Lian     REPLY 2 That would depend on the company’s annual leave (AL) policy. In our company, we need to earn the AL and it will be credited monthly. If the policy states that the entire year AL entitlement is given at the start of the year, then the staff is allowed to In our company, we need to earn the AL and it will be credited monthly. If the policy states that the entire year AL entitlement is given at the start of the year, then the staff is allowed to If the policy states that the entire year AL entitlement is given at the start of the year, then the staff is allowed to utilise the AL according to their needs. However, as HR, we should caution the staff if he/she used up the entire entitlement, any leave needed after will be unpaid leave. Hana     REPLY 3 Yes, we do allow, but if […]

Annual Leave

Annual leave changes

QUESTION Dear HR Community, In view of COVID-19, will your company be implementing any change to your Leave policy – allowing for more annual leave to be carried forward to next year? If anyone has done so, please share the circumstances and contents of your leave policy. We are in the relocation industry. Kindly share the industry you are from too. Thank you so much. Jessica     REPLIES & COMMENTS     Hi Jessica No changes to any leave policy. And I have checked around and most are not making any changes to the policy. Would be interested to hear from more. cheers, Carolynn     There is no change in our leave policy i.e. only 10 days allowed to be brought forward as per company policy. Staff have been encouraged to clear their leave to avoid any forfeiture as we foresee that when business picks up next year, it will be disruptive if staff have to start clearing many days of annual leave. Regards Munjit   HRSINGAPORE | HR Community Message | Annual leave changes  

Not Using Annual Leave

Not using annual leave

QUESTION Dear HR Practitioners, We have an employee who applied for annual leave and it was approved. However, she decided not to take the leave and failed to inform either HR or the management that she was not going on leave. Now she is insisting that the annual leave which was deducted from her records be reinstated. How would you handle such a situation? Thank you Caroline   REPLY   Dear Caroline, As far as leave application matters are concerned, HR ensures proper documentation and records of staff leave matters based on data or information. The onus is always on the staff to inform and update firstly her supervisor for accountability reasons via an email or WhatsApp whenever there is any change or update. When the update or change has been verified by the supervisor i.e. that the staff did not follow procedure and cancel the approved leave, the supervisor has to inform HR about this. And after HR confirms this with the supervisor and staff, the leave records are amended accordingly. It should be reflected and communicated in the handbook that the staff is responsible for: 1. Anything pertaining to her leave matters e.g. application, cancellation; 2. Communicating and […]