Absences Before Holidays

I have received on numerous occasions certain questions regarding the treatment of holidays in relation to absences of employees, overtime payments on such holidays (whether regular or special), and even holidays on rest days.

With the city all abuzz during the holiday season, employees sometimes take a day (or two) off from work to finalize their shopping list and go out to make those last-minute shops, especially if the next day would be a holiday. I mean, who hasn’t done that at least once in their career?

But please, do file your leaves properly and in advance.  Don’t just suddenly disappear when you’re supposed to be at work – Management might just disapprove your leave altogether, cite you for being on AWOL, and issue a Notice to Explain (NTE).

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