As stated in our handbook, staff annual increment shall be on 1st Jan every year. However, for this year 2008, our Company delay it until end May 2008 due to changes of shareholder . Between Jan to May 2008, 3 staff has tendered their resignation. Should the Company pay back their outstanding annual increment payment?
Has the resigned staff before they resigned, got their letter or memo stating the amount of increment and the effective date of the increment? If yes, they may pursue the matter further, if none, then I think there will not be anything for them.
Yes, employees whose still in service will be notified by letter and memo the increment amount and thier backdated pay since jan 2008. Are employees who has left the Company claim for the increment since the memo issued after they have quited from the Company?
Dear Mr Siew and Faridah, i faced the same problem resigned on 12/5/08 and co announces increment on the 31/5/08 payroll...no policy or anything so i lose out on those jan 08 -apr 08 increament in arrears? the co is a sdn bhd co, pls advise me. thks
I wish to give my opinion that employee who has ceased employment is not eligible for the increment. 1st. Jan is only the date whereby the Company setup the policy for annual increment. Annual increment is not a contractual basis, unless it had been specified in the policy or offer letter that employee will be given such amount of annual increment or received an increment letter during their services . However if the Company willing to pay for those who had ceased employment it is more favourable to them.
It is adviseble to note in hand book that employee who has ceased employment with the Company is not eligible for the annual increment.
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