Before and after the weekly holidays, will employees get a weekly holiday if they are absent?

Before and after the weekly holidays, will employees get a weekly holiday if they are absent?

The answer is yes, 100% they will.

Why is that?

First, we need to understand what absenteeism means.

The condition is that the organization must remain open; if the organization is closed, there won't be a question of absenteeism. In the Bangladesh Labor Act Section 126, it is mentioned that based on the conditions of employment, if any person is not present at work, it will be considered as absenteeism.

When you hire an employee, you should mention in their employment contract the office hours from when to when they are supposed to be at the office. They will also have written down which day of the week they will enjoy their weekly holiday.

Now, let's look at Section 111, where any employer who has announced that a particular day will be a weekly holiday to the Labor Inspectorate, that day will be considered a weekly holiday. The days before and after that day will be counted as absenteeism if the employee is not present.

So, on the day designated as the weekly holiday, those who are absent need to come to the office and sign in with the attendance register. On Sundays, they can tell the boss, "Sir, I couldn't come on Saturday."

If they took an off on Friday, they should inform that to the boss. On Saturday, they don't show up. On Sunday, they can say, "Sir, I was absent on Friday. I came today." 

This way, they will be eligible for the weekly holiday.

There are some people who talk about Article 106. Article 106 of the law does not mention anything about before or after holidays for absenteeism. It only explains how to account for absenteeism when there is no working day in an organization. Have you ever thought about it?

First, make sure you have followed the rules yourself before blaming others.

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