Statutory rules for Leaves (PL, CL & SL) - earned leave

maitri Started The Discussion:

Dear All,

I am working in HR of Service Industry in Mumbai.
Would like to know the statutory norms related to eligibility of Leaves (PL or earned leave, Sick leave and Casual Leaves) according to Labour Law.
Which leaves are allocated during probation and after confirmation?


katyana -  Member Since: Jun 2007

As u r working with Service industry, so u will come under shops and establishement act. According to that u can give 18 PL/EL , 12 CL OR SL to your employees.

During probation , a employee is entitled to avail only CL AND SL. After confirmation he can avail PL/EL , but all his PL would be accumulated of probation period.


maitri -  Member Since: Mar 2007
Hi KATYANA, Thanks for replying, Can you pls. tell me under which clause of Shops and establishment act does this come? Which publications book is best to refer for the same? Regards Maitri

katyana -  Member Since: Jun 2007

For detailed description of LEAVES AND shops and establishement acts go for :


LEAVES, holidays and absenteeism by H.L. KUMAR---UNIVERSAL LAW PUBLISHING CO.


yograj -  Member Since: Feb 2008

Can anyone tell that what is the difference between SL,PL,and CL.means is CL or SL or PL carried forward or r they been encashed at the end of the year ?

What should be the number of CL,SL and PL in a company ?

Awaiting your reply.


shilpavy -  Member Since: Apr 2007
Hi Katyana,

i would also like to know whether SL and CL is mandatory as per law? how many PL/EL can be given to Employees whether it is 18 or more than that? as per my knowledge it is 1.5 days per month. so uit come upto 18 days in year.

i would also like to know the link or the book where this states.

Thanks & Regards,

rolibullu -  Member Since: Jul 2007
According to the law, only EL (earned leave) or as some people call it PL(privilage leave) is legal compulsion of any company. Rest all the leaves depend on the standing order of your company. Go through your company's standing order thoroughly and the number of leaves mentioned there is what you are entitled to. Like in my office Sick Leave is not given to employees who are availing ESI benefit. So this all depends on your standing orders.
EL is calculated as 1 day leave for every 20 days worked. This is a leave you earn after working for 20 days. A person earns it and it is accumulated. He can avail it only in the next year or working after 240 days. A trainee also earns this leave but he can not avail it during his training period. He can encash it if he resigns during this training period.

bidushsen_kgp -  Member Since: Mar 2008
Dear sir, I am working in a manufacturing company . We have recruted some trainees in our company. What is their leave entitlement

harshalvs -  Member Since: Oct 2007
Hi,all One Question to you about leaves If an employee takes leave on saturday & there is govt. holiday on friday and sunday is weekly off.How many levaes will be considered as per rule.

sheebasandhu -  Member Since: May 2008
it depends on the company , as some companies call it a sandwitch leave and deduct all three day salary and some big companies consider only saturday leave as a LWP. Regards Sheeba


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