Re: Unpaid Leave
Due to the current pandemic, employees are required to go on an unpaid leave exercise to help the company reduce its payroll cost for 3 months so as to sustain and avoid retrenchment. The employees have provided their written consent.
I would like to know:
1. If an employee working on 5 days week (Off Day & RD is sat & Sun) applies for unpaid leave on Friday & Monday, can the company treat the OD & RD as unpaid leave too?
2. If the employee applies for unpaid leave from Wednesday to Friday, we should treat Sat & Sunday as paid leave right?
3. Can the company decide that an employee should at least work 3 days in a week in order for the Sat & Sunday to be treated as paid OD & RD?
We do not have a policy but would like to create one ASAP. As such, appreciate your guidance in this matter.