What are the provisions for annual leaves?

The employee must be granted an annual leave during each year of service which may not be less than:

1. Two days per month in respect of any employee with more than six months and less than one year of service.

2. Thirty days per annum in respect of any employee whose period of service exceeds on year.

 In the event of termination of an employee's service he shall be entitled to an annual leave for the fractions of the last year of service.

The employer may at his discretion determine the date for commencement of annual leaves and, when necessary, he may decide to divide the leave in two parts at the most,except in cases of juveniles where vacation may not be divided in parts.

The annual leave period is deemed to include such holidays as prescribed by law or as agreed to, and any other periods of sickness, occurred during this leave and is considered as part thereof.

The employee shall receive his basic pay in addition to housing allowance, if any for the annual leave days. However if the exigencies of work necessitate that the employee works during his annual leave in whole or in part, and the period of leave during which he has worked, has not been carried forward to the next year, the employer ought to pay him his wage in addition to cash in lieu of leave for his working days based on his basic pay.

The employee is entitled to receive cash in lieu of annual leave days not availed by him,if he was dismissed or if he left the service, after the period of notice stipulated by law.Cash in lieu of leave is calculated on the bases of pay received by the employee at the time of maturity of such leave.

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