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Dear Seniors,
My company has the following leave policy:
2 casual leaves per month i.e. 24 leaves in a year
0.5 sick leaves a month i.e. 6 leaves in a year
Which is 2.5 leaves a month summing upto 30 leaves in a year.
What i would like to understand is:
If an employee is taking a leave for a stretch of days and if a sunday and bank holiday comes in the middle of these leaves, then is that sunday and bank holiday counted as a leave or is it not counted??
for eg: if an employee is taking leave from Wednesday,30th September 2009 to Tuesday, 6th October 2009 the it is considered as:
7 days leave (assuming sunday and bank holiday i.e.2nd October are cosidered as leave taken) OR
6 day leave (assuming that bank holiday is not counted as leave but sunday is counted as leave taken) OR
5 day leave (assuming both i.e. Sunday as well as bank holiday is not counted as leave taken)
We have a 6 day week.
Please advice.
Jamila Patel

From India, Mumbai
hi Jamila,
if you take leave say from Wednesday to Monday (both days inclusive), then Sunday or whatever holiday comes in between is considered as leave.
assuming you have 6 day week (saturday is working) and you rejoin on Monday, then only 4 days are considered.
this is how the hr generally operate.

From India, Madras
Dear Jamila,
Greeting for the day!!!
It must be clearly mentioned in the HR Policies that what will be the procedure of calculating leaves for leave for a stretch of days.
If not then its on the dicreation of the company to decide on this matter
Normally companies shall consider sunday as a leave for a stretch of days.
So pls go through your HR & Leave Policies applicable in your company.

From India, New Delhi
Hi Jamila,
Companies now a days have different rules for leave. In many companies particularly in IT sectors all declared holidays are not treated as holidays. However the general rule is that if u are absent in both the days before and after the declared holidays which includes a Sunday then Sunday alongwith declared holidays will be treated as leave. For example
2nd October is a Friday and if u are absent on 1st ( Thursday )as well as on 5th which is a Monday then it will be treated as u have taken 5 days leave. However if u are present on 5th then only 1st will be treated as leave provided u have five days week.

From India, Calcutta
@Ramesh and Anonymous - Thanks for the help!
@ Kapil - Our company is a start up. I made the HR policies when i came on board. We are still in the process of finalizing the policies. My boss and me were a little stumped when it came to this as we both found out different things from different sources. so i wanted to understand the trend in general before taking any decision.
@ Kalyan -We have 6 day week. if an employee takes an off on Saturday, 3rd October and joins on Monday, 5th October then how many days leave would it be considered??

From India, Mumbai
Normally If an employee takes leave on the prefix and suffix of a holiday or weekly off...The complete period would be considered as leave... :(
From India, Bangalore
Particularly if an employee takes leave on 3rd that would be considered as one day leave because he is taking a leave on the suffix of Saturday and prefix of Sunday... Normally if he takes a leave on the prefix and suffix of a holiday then it would be considered in total
example, as you said the employee takes leave on 3rd and 5th then it would be marked as 3 days leave because the employee have taken leave on the prefix and suffix of a holiday. The same things goes for Saturday also..

From India, Bangalore
@ Mahesh - you are gettin me wrong. 3rd Otober is a saturday, 2nd October which is Friday is a bank holiday due to Gandhi jayanti so if an employee takes a leave on 3rd october then he gets an off on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This employee joins back on Monday morning which is 5th October.
So how many days leave is counted???

From India, Mumbai
hi Jamila,
that's why when we took leave, we took weekends off. re-joined on Monday/next working day. then again took the next day off, legally breaking the rules but technically within norms.
but what mahesh says is right if your guy fails to turn on 5th and rejoins only on 6th. which means 1-5 will be treated as leave normally or at the discretion of the management. otherwise like you said his leave stands till October 1 only.
funny thing though, we used to break the rules technically and the managements broke their heads and came up with solutions. so to create rules, you need to understand how to break them and then plug the loopholes.

From India, Madras
Hi Jamila,
If the employee works on 1st ( Thursday )takes a leave on 3rd( Saturday ) and joins on
5th ( Monday ) as per standard practice only one day's leave goes which is on Saturday. But if he does not come on 1st ( Thursday ) and on 3rd ( Saturday )as well and joins on 5th ( Monday ) he loses 3 days leave from 1st to 3rd.

From India, Calcutta

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