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01/07/2009 14:28:11
Re: Emergency Leave

I would like to know more regards the labour low for this emergency leave, for what I meant emergency leave is come from urgently and unexperted, but our company work out a labour policy and limited our emergency leave for 3 day per calendar year and if we violation of this policy they may suspension for one (1) to five (5) working day without pay to termination. It is a reasonable for a worker ?

Looking forward a early reply
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01/07/2009 14:58:59
There is no definition for Emergency Leave in the Employment Act.
It is up to individual companies policy.
In my opinion, 3 days per year is a little tough but I'm sure if you have proof of a serious unavoidable emergency, your employer would be willing to consider.

On the same subject Mr Siew, is suspension without pay according to law? If so for how long?
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KL Siew
01/07/2009 15:29:37
You are quite right about emergency leave.

For suspension, read Section 14 of the Employment Act.
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17/09/2009 12:20:47
my company today 'set up' a new rule as below:
Employees who wish to take emergency leave will be considered as unpaid leave. The management will treat Emergency Leave as Unpaid Leave and will deduct 3 working says salary for the month.

Is that humane?
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