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Unpaid Leave Policy

QUESTION

Dear HR folks,

May I check if your company imposes any policy for taking unpaid leave. Example: Unpaid leave only allows for a duration eg. 90 days per year (whether taken continuously or not), any further unpaid leave request is not allowed and employees may choose to resign if leave is inevitable.

Thanks.

Jac

 


 

REPLY 1

Our policy is excessive unpaid leave and/or absence without valid reasons, amounting to 7 days in a month, shall be cause for immediate termination with a 1-day notice.

CF

 


 

REPLY 2

No specific policy, on a case to case basis.

AL

 


 

REPLY 3

To begin with we need to understand why the employee takes excessive unpaid leaves after exhausting all leave entitlement for the year. It is a pay cut for the employee and could be something that cannot be avoided. Have a good chat and find out the reasons behind it and perhaps recommend part-time employment if the employee is worth keeping.

Imposing unpaid leaves policy may not be necessary as taking excessive unpaid leaves is quite rare unless your annual leave entitlement is only 7 days per annum. In that case, should consider increasing the annual leave entitlement.

NT

 


 

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