Dear Team, Due to COVID, we have work from home for all employees.. so will there be a change in the number of leaves for the year??
We give Al-18, Cl-6, SL-10 every year... Do we have to reduce these during this work-from-home mode?? Can someone share the leave policy during work from home mode?

From India, Delhi
Labour Law & Hr Consultant
Agile Solutionist


Dear Ruchika,
WFH is in no way different from work at the usual premises of the employer in respect of attendance, work turn over etc., other than the change in the place of work. In fact WFH would be more demanding and such employees are subjected more stress and less socialization and thus, in fact, would result in low employee morale in the long run.
Compensation in employment is the monetary consideration for the time during which the employee is kept under the disposal of the employer. WFH does not reduce this. Therefore, you cannot reduce the quantum of statutory or contractual leave benefits just because the change in the place of work and due to the absence of physical supervision.
It would neither be legal nor be ethical.

From India, Salem

Hi Ruchika,
No. You can not change the leave rules as long as the statutory provisions are there without any change. However in terms of practices like the frequency in leave availing, encashment, etc., you could make changes in accordance with the management decision and governance.

From India, Bangalore

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