Dear Experts,
According to act/law, please let me know if any personnel is on leave for whole week (Monday to Saturday), his / her 7th day (Sunday) should be considered as weekly off or continuation of leave.
Your reply will be highly appreciated.

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In our Company if a person is present one day in a week, Sunday is considered as weekly off. But if the employee remains absent for the whole week, then Sunday is considered as continuation of leave.
I think it depends on the policy of the Company.
Please correct me if I am wrong.

From India, Bengaluru
Dinesh Divekar

Dear Vkay,
Applicant applies for specified number of days of leave. In the given case if the applicant has applied for six days, then we cannot include seventh day from side.
If the weekly off is on Sunday and if the person has applied for leave for six days from Monday to Saturday then the preceding Sunday is called as prefix and succeeding Sunday is called as suffix. In your leave policy, you need to clearly define the concept of prefix and suffix.
Overstay: - If a person has applied for leave from Monday to Saturday with one Sunday as prefix and another Sunday as suffix but he fails to report for duties on Monday. Instead he reports for duty on Tuesday. In such a case, he loses his suffix and the two days of overstay is called as "absence". If this absence is regularised, then his extra two days leave will be deducted.
Hope you have understood the concept of prefix and suffix.
Dinesh Divekar

From India, Bangalore
If the person remain absent on before and after week off day (i.e Saturday and Monday) then his/her weekly off consider as leave otherwise present on any one day can be considered sunday as weekly off.
From India, Ahmedabad
Rajesh Kumar Dubey

Dear Members
I have some different view based on legal point of view.
Weekly Off to any person is being given, if a person have worked on previous 6 days working.
If Not worked, he can not be given off and marked absent for particular off day.
In some company, they have framed a policy for Suffix / Prefix as suggested, but in case of continence of leave even 7th day, will defeat the object of policy and marked as leave.

From India

Dear VKey,
Don't try to keep the members in a guessing position. In fact your query is quite vague. Your query does not indicate whether you want to ask about daily wage workers or regular employees.
Please be clear first in yourelf. Thereafter it would be better, if you discuss the real problem, rather than asking an academic query, for which varied replies beased on guess of the individual members can confuse you more than guiding you.

From India, Delhi

To avoid conflicts, lay down leave policy with clear definition of Weekly off and holidays. In your case, if office is open on Sunday, then count leave other wise it is a mandatory holiday not weekly off. Is it permitted to work on Sundays and take comp off on other day?
From India, Madras
if weekly off come in between the applied leave period then weekly off is considered as leave. LOL (leave off leave) situation means all 3 days considered as leave.
From India, Sonpur

Dear Seniors,
Request your guidance on this, as per above understandings which i have perceived it seems there is no specific law defined under shop and establishment act for leave of affix and prefix. Hence it is sole responsibility and discretion on the company policy. Please correct me if my understanding is incorrect. If there is any law stated then I request you all to please share the same if possible.
Thanks and regards.

From India, Mahesana

mr raj dubey , I think you are missing the point that paid leave is considered as work period and therefore after six days sanctioned paid leave the employee does get his/her weekly off.
From India, New Delhi

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