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03/02/2012 14:46:56
Re: Off and Rest Days eligibility for continuous absentism / unpaid leave

1. If a person is working 5 day week and takes 5 days unpaid leave continuously (Mon-Fri), is the person entitled to the week's off day (Sat) and rest day (Sun)?
2. Can the employer deduct the off and rest day from his salary?
3. What if a public holiday falls in between the continuous unpaid leave? Is the person still entitled to off and rest day?
4. Which Act can above ineligibility be found?
5. Does the same apply for continuous absentism? Eg absent from Mon-Fri.
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KL Siew
03/02/2012 17:33:41
If the employers says no pay also for rest days than it means no pay. Employees have no right take no pay leave. Absenteeism is a disciplinary matter.
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07/02/2012 16:37:39
Dear Siew,

As per my understanding as was spoken with the Labour Department rgds the above issue. The e'er have to pay the concern e'es for the Offday & Restday, as the company pay for monthly wages and not hourly/daily wages.
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08/06/2012 13:29:11
I do face same problem with my Employer.
They refuse pay weekly off payment, what further i can do?

My concern details as below


I have similar question.

I aplied leave As i don't have from 21st march to 27th april, out of which 14 days paid annual leave and other 7(In duration) unpaid annual leave to go for vacation , after i come back, again i applied another paid annual on 27th April.(because i entailed for another 2 days annual leave for march & April which considered before i go vacation).

Our comp pay roll is 24th to 23 th every month.

Working days : Monday to Friday

April month pay is paid on 1 st may in which they paid around half salary, which mean paid annual leave payment, other all they deduct including saturday & sunday.
1. My question is, is employer have rights to deduct weekly off salary (i.e saturday & sunday during unpaid annual leave)?

If not can lodge complain against employer?

Again come to May month pay paid on June1, i start my work on 2nd may.

Reasons, 27th is Friday my leave end, 28th april is saturday, 29th April sunday, 30th April monday PH, 1st thuesday may PH, Wednesday 2nd May i start work.

My employe deduct 9 day salary.

How they deduct ?

They suppose to deduct 24th, 25th,26th only, as after come back from vacation i applied another paid annual leave on 27th April..

If i am applied Paid annual leave on 27th again also, they suppose to start my pay roll from 28th onwards, is it correct as per labor law?

2.Now they telling we cant do any thing our calculation is like this, is it correct?
Can complain against Employer?

As because immidiate next working after weekly off i start my work, as per my knowledge, if any employee present to work either before or after weekly off, employer must pay weekly off payment in salary.

In my case, i am safer side for both document,

1. I applied paid AL on 27th April Friday. (Based on this they must start pay roll 27th onwards all days)
2. I start my work on 2nd May, Wednesday, which immediate working after weekly off.(Dased on this no rule to deduct saturday & sunday pay)

My Employer telling they calculate, based on how many working day day you worked in that week.
According to them, if Employee take unpaid leave from Monday to Thursday in any week & start work on same week friday, they deduct front coming saturday & sunday salary.

How nonsense this rule!!!!!!!!!

Pls advise, if my understanding is correct, which section defines this statement.
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