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When an Employee Took Unpaid Leave

Updated: Oct 17, 2022

Photo: Shelly Chang

If a full-time, monthly-paid employee takes unpaid leave throughout the month, they are regarded to have performed an incomplete month of work.

Employment (Amendment) Act 2022

Section 18A of the Employment Act 1955 ("the Act") outlines the formula that should be used to determine the salary where an employee has not completed a whole month of service under the following scenarios:-

  • Employee's employment commenced after the first day of the month;

  • Employee's employment terminated before the end of the month;

  • The employee took a leave of absence without pay; or

  • The employee was called up for National Service.

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