How To Calculate Leave Days In Namibia

How To Calculate Leave Days In Namibia

What is Annual Leave?

Annual leave is paid time off work granted by employers to employees to be used for whatever the employee wishes.

How To Calculate Leave Days In Namibia

In Namibia if an employee does not ordinarily work a fixed number of days per week, employee is entitled to annual leave calculated on the basis of the average number of days worked per week over the 12 months prior to the commencement of a new annual leave cycle, multiplied by four.

For the purpose of this section �ordinary work week� means the number of days per week ordinarily worked by an employee.

Every employee is entitled to at least four consecutive weeks� annual leave with full remuneration in respect of each annual leave cycle, calculated as follows:

Number of days in ordinary work weekAnnual leave entitlement in working days

Frequently Asked Questions

How many leave days in a month in Namibia?

Calculation of accrual of leave – 1,25 days per month or 1,5 days per month. If the employee is working a five-day week, then the annual leave will accrue at the rate of 1,25 days per month, and if the employee is working a six-day week then the annual leave will accrue at the rate are of 1,5 days per month.

How quickly does annual leave accrue in Namibia?

How does annual leave accumulate? Annual leave accumulates from the first day of employment, even if an employee is in a probation period. The leave accumulates gradually during the year and any unused annual leave will roll over from year to year.

How does paid leave work in Namibia?

If eligible, you can receive benefit payments for up to eight weeks. Payments are about 60 to 70 percent of your weekly wages earned 5 to 18 months before your claim start date. You will receive payments by debit card or check — it’s your choice! PFL provides benefit payments but not job protection.

What are the reasons for leave of absence in Namibia?

Some common reasons employees take a leave of absence are to recover from a serious illness, undergo a medical procedure, assist a family member, take an extended trip or welcome a new child into the family.

How do I calculate holiday pay based on hours worked in Namibia?

Where the full-time entitlement is to statutory minimum only, variable hours employees accrue holiday at the rate of 12.07% of hours worked. You can calculate this as follows: 5.6 weeks divided by 46.4 weeks (i.e. 52 weeks minus 5.6 weeks – the time the employee is on holiday).

How do I ask for leave in Namibia?

  • Familiarize yourself with your employer’s leave of absence policy.
  • Determine the approximate duration of your LOA.
  • Schedule a one-on-one meeting with your direct supervisor.
  • Put your request in writing.
  • Consider whether there are any alternatives.
  • Communicate your leave of absence.

What is the difference between accrued leave and annual leave in Namibia?

Annual Leave Due is shown in hours and its value is based on the employee’s average pay rate. Annual Leave Accrued is an indication of what the employee will become entitled to when they reach their next employment anniversary date.

Does holiday pay count as hours worked in Namibia?

Employers do not have to count paid holidays, paid time off (PTO), vacation, personal and sick leave hours taken by an employee toward the calculation of the overtime requirement, because these hours are not actually “worked” and are therefore not considered as hours counted toward overtime under the FLSA.

How do holiday pay work in Namibia?

Holiday pay is paid for holidays, like Christmas Day, or other time worked when a business is closed or the employee is permitted to take holiday time off. In general, if you are a salaried worker, you will not receive extra pay or overtime for working on a holiday.

What happens if I don’t use my annual leave in Namibia?

However, it has generally been understood that if an employee does not use all of their holiday entitlement in a leave year, they cannot carry it over into the next year unless the employee’s contract allows for this or the employer otherwise agrees.

Is annual leave paid at a higher rate in Namibia?

The Holidays Act requires that annual holidays are paid at the rate with the greatest value to the employee – that is, the greater of: your “average weekly earnings” i.e. your total gross earnings for the previous 12 months divided by 52; and. your “ordinary weekly pay” i.e. what you are normally paid per week.

How many leave days per year in Namibia?

Employees are generally entitled to 24 consecutive days of paid annual leave.

How does study leave work in Namibia?

Employees are entitled to two days’ leave per one examination paper, including the day on which the examination is written: provided that an employee is not entitled to extra days if two exams are written on the same day.