Hello Team ,
Greetings of the day!!
I have been a member of this amazing HR Community for few years . It has been always a great help for me throughout my career .
Now I need your help in understanding and formulating a leave structure which would abide Andhra Pradesh Shops and Establishment Law . To introduce:
I am working as a HR Business Partner for a Software Company which is an ISO , CMMI certified having offices in USA and INDIA . our primary area of working is software Development and Testing.
We work for 5 days a week . Now our leave system is 6 Earned leaves which can carry forward to next year to a maximum of 18, and 12 Casual leaves(Which cannot be carry forwarded) .
My Company has recently got registered under AP Shops and Establishment though they been operating since 2004 in Hyderabad, India . My Questions are :
1. Is it required for software companies to follow this Shops and Establishment Law? Because I have seen lot many software companies which are not following the same .
2. Shops and Establishment act formulated in view of 6 day week , but IT companies are following 5 day week system. How can there be any balance established ?
3. AP Shops and Establishment Act says” Leaves: Every employee who has served with 240 days or more during a continuous period of 12 months in any establishment shall be entitled during the subsequent period of twelve months , to leave with wages may be accumulated up to a maximum period of sixty days”. But all IT companies on 5 day model are working for only 230 days a year(excluding weekends, leaves and holidays), does this gives us liberty to exclude Earned Leaves ?
4. Are casual and sick leaves are compulsorily 12 each ? ( in the act it is mentioned not more than 12 each category)
Thank you in advance for your time and support .
Please feel free to ask for any clarifications .
Narasimha Reddy V
HR Business Partner