Madhu.T.K
Industrial Relations And Labour Laws
Srishreesree
Sr Generalist - Hr
Asandil
Director, Career Maker
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Dear All,
Friends please guide me, I had taken a leave on Monday due to some personal reason in this month (OCTOBER). But now my salary is deducted for 2 days i.e Sunday & Monday (Monday was my leave).
As I am in this company from 6 months so I do not know company policy. Is it true if an employee takes a leave on Monday then Sunday is also deducted.
As, I have heard that If an employee takes a leave on Saturday - Sunday - Monday then only Sunday is deducted.
Please friends guide on this matter, however for this month its already been deducted but I want to prepare myself for next time. So, if you can guide me in this.
Regards,
Manisha Pandey

From India, Mumbai
Normally only holiday or weekly off which comes in between two earned leaves/ sick leaves or loss of pay leaves will be treated as leave. If the leave is for Monday alone, the prefixing weekly off should not be taken as leave. It may be a mistake by the Personnel Department. Please check. Also make sure that if there exits any internal rule which says that if an employee is absent on the day following a weekly off or holiday, the holiday/ weekly off preceding will also be treated as leave. Though this rule is not legally binding, a company may have such rules just to restrict employees from remaining absent on Mondays or the day following a weekly off/ holiday.
Regards,
Madhu.T.K

From India, Kannur
A good day. I just saw your query today and this interested me to reply. I am not familiar with the Labor Laws of India. However, being a new employee yourself (just 6 months, you said), I think it is only natural for you to kindly ask your Human Resource Officer to explain to you basic policies that a new employee needs to be aware of. This explanation portion should have been part of a new Employee Induction since this is basic. However, if there was one but this matter was overlooked, I don't see any reason why you cannot clarify with Human Resource why you were deducted Sunday as well for a leave on a MOnday. Yes, I agree with Madku, T.K. you can check with your office. This may just be an oversight. Glad to be of help.
Have a nice day,
Cecil T.B.

From Philippines, Makati
Hi Manish,
You are right! If you take Leave on Saturday as well as Monday, then the company can consider Sat, Sun and Mon as three days leave as per the company's Sand witch Leave policy. But, if you take leave on Monday alone, that cannot be considered as two days leave. As Mr. Madhu and Mr. Cecil said, clarify it with your HR department regarding this.
Regards,
Srilakshmi Korukonda

From India, Hyderabad
Hi Manisha, They are right. If you were leave on both sat & Mon. then only it will consider as 3 days leave. When you have taken leave only on monday, managment can deduct salary of one day only.
From India, Calicut
Dear manish,
A company cannot take an employee for a ride. Your seniors must be aware of the rules. There is always a leave policy and it is a part of your appointment letter. If not, seek one. As per present case, since you have availed leave on Monday which is sanctioned, no world power can deduct your salary. Normal leave policy says that holiday cannot be prefixed or suffixed with leave without prior approval. If done without sanction, the employee is cautioned not to repeat. But his salary is not supposed to be deducted.
Regards.

From India, Ahmedabad
In simple words sandwich leaves refers to the leave policy where leaves are treated as continuous. For example, if an employee has taken leave on Friday and Monday and in between there are two weekly offs i.e, Saturday and Sunday, then these 2 days coming in between Friday and Monday will also be counted as leaves and total leaves will be 4. So in a nutshell, any weekly offs, Holidays falling in between EL,CL,SL are sandwiched and to be counted as leaves in sandwich leave policy.

if an employee has taken leaves from Monday to Friday and resume his duties on Monday morning where Saturday and Sunday are weekly offs, his leaves will be counted as 5 days (mon-fri) as per sandwich leave policy. Here in this case weekly offs doesn't come in between the leaves and employee has joined on Monday so only 5 days leave will be counted, in same case if the same employee has taken leave on Monday as well and have joined his duties on Tuesday then in that case total 8 leaves will be counted as per sandwich leave policy.

From India, Noida
Again it all depends upon leave policy. In case of Casual leave ,leave taken on Friday and Monday is considered as 2 days leave. Weekly off may come in between. But if it is Earned Leave or Sick Leave, weekly offs are regarded as Leave.
From India, Ahmedabad
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