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17/05/2008 09:21:35
Re: Unpaid leave upon tendering resignation

I would like to know, an employee, after giving three months notice (effective 15th May, leaving 15th August) is allowed to take unpaid leave for the whole month of august:- The situations:
- the annual leave balance as at august is 4 days.
- there are eleven working days in august
- after utilizing 4 days annual leave, there are still 7 more working days.
- have checked with the HR, and it was allowed provided if the head of department 'okayed' the application.

My questions are:
-Can an employee take unpaid for the remainder 7 days?
- Does the HOD has any right to hold back the employee?

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KL Siew
17/05/2008 10:38:26
There is no question of taking no pay leave during notice period. . From 1/8 to 15/8 there are 15 days. If they allow you to take the 4 days annual leave, you may go on 12/8. If they don't allow you to take the 4 days leave, you will work up to 15/8 and they will have to pay you for the 4 days annual leave.
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17/05/2008 12:30:15
Thanks so much for the feedback. i would like to take unpaid leave for the remainder, means i want to leave in the end of july and not august.
Am i allowed to take 7 days unpaid?
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KL Siew
17/05/2008 13:55:27
Taking no pay leave is like giving short notice. Looking at it in another way, after giving 3 months notice, can you ask for 3 months no pay leave and go off? A better way is to ask your head of department whether he will let you go at the end of July. You ask for a favour from him.
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28/05/2008 11:25:05
An employee is earning RM1100 per month. Have taken 2 days unpaid leave in May 08. What is the day basis to be applied 26 days or actual working days 22 (including holiday) or shall we follow the calender day.

Please advice.Thanks
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KL Siew
29/05/2008 07:27:13
Should be (salary/31)x2 days.
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