Requiring Employees To Use Their Annual Leave Entitlement – How Do I Handle It?Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 15 December 2020 Issues covered: Annual Leave; Working Time and Leave; Carry over of annual leave
As we approach our year end, it is clear on review of our time and attendance system that many employees have not used their full annual leave entitlement, with leave being built up due to the COVID-19 crisis. I am concerned about employees carrying over large annual leave entitlements into the next leave year. How do I handle it?
Entitlement to Annual Leave
The general provisions regarding annual leave are governed by the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 (“the 1997 Act”), as amended.
Under this legislation an employee is entitled to one of the following, whichever is greater: -
- Four working weeks in a leave year in which he or she works at least 1,365
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