Labour Law & Hr Consultant
Head - Human Resources
Sr. Hr Executive
PRABHAT RANJAN MOHANTY
Hr & Ir
It depends. Why your management have specifically chosen the first and the third Saturdays only as working days that too half a day each? Whether all the employees or a skeleton staff alone are required to work? Whether these two half working days are meant for any interaction between the field/branch staff and the head office? Whether this practice is in vogue under any collective bargaining agreement with the employees? Only the answers to such and other of questions regarding the practical and factual issues in your organization can give an appropriate response to the query raised in the thread. My personal view would be to treat any leave taken on such a half working day as a whole day's leave to ensure the achievement of the purpose of this arrangement.
30th June 2018 From India, Salem
30th June 2018 From India, Pune
It depends the Leave Policy of your Company. In general half day working is treated as full day working and any leave taken or absence from duty is treated as full day leave i.e. one day.
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1st July 2018 From India, Kolkata
Whether you receive 1/2 pay or full pay for satyrday working?
Whether you count saturday working is 1/2 or full while count leave or gratuity?
Any absent on saturday to be considered as one day, if is getting full pay for that day.
1st July 2018 From India, Mumbai
Treating one day's leave for absence of half day on Saturday, has sound logic.
Firstly, for half day working salary is paid for full day and secondly to discourage employees from taking leave on half day working on Saturdays.
2nd July 2018 From India, Mumbai
Treating full day's leave for half day's absence of half day working on Saturdays has sound logic.
First, for working half day on Saturdays, full salary is paid. Second, to discourage employees to take advantage of availing leave on Saturdays although it is made half day working .
2nd July 2018 From India, Mumbai
I second Umakandan in his views. Also ideally it will be considered as full day leave. Though you work reduced hours on the mentioned Saturdays, those days are considered as one business day ethically. Still you can go ahead and speak with your management and try going extra mile, by considering leaves on Saturday as half a day. Provided you should have a good Leave Management tool. Good luck!
5th July 2018 From India, Bangalore
15th July 2018 From India, Varanasi
However it depends on the organization and logic differs. I have worked in such organization, and rules though clarified as full day leave, still it was a practice of taking half day leave by all including top officials.
16th July 2018 From India, Barhiya
18th July 2018 From India, Kannur
All the fraternity members have given the correct answer to your query, but I see total logic in Madhu's post. Let me explain.
Your organization is working for half-a-day on 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month. Now, if there is somebody who is remaining absent on either of these days, then the answer to whether this absence should be considered as full-day / half-day absence depends upon the type of employment this employee has with the organization. What kind of employee is he? Is he paid for hourly, daily or monthly basis ?
#If hourly basis employees remain absent on 1st & 3rd Saturdays, then obviously they'll lose salary (wages) for half a day (or for those many number of hours for which they were supposed to work on Saturday).
#For employees on daily wages, you need to check what they get (rather what your organization pays) for working on these saturday's. Accordingly, they stand to loses the salary for remaining absent of those Satudays.
#However, those on monthly basis (irrespective of whether it's a half-day working / full-day working) gets paid for the full month. So, any absence on Saturday's should be considered as "full-day" absent.
31st July 2018 From India, Mumbai
Ask him to apply full day....then verify your factory norms...usually prefer condusive approach of making it as half day leave...it will give a lot of grateful ness from employee side and u can derive extra performance from that employee.it is another hr technic.
16th August 2018 From India, Nellore
18th August 2018 From India, Tadepallegudem