For employees who need to take leave arising from the haze, but have run out of their leave entitlements, what can they do?
Some employees may be unable to report for work because they are unwell or need to take care of their family members, e.g. family members are unwell because of the haze, or require alternative childcare arrangements as school / childcare facilities are closed.
They are encouraged to:
- Discuss with their employers on the feasibility of adopting flexible work arrangements (FWAs) to meet organisational and personal needs.
- Where FWAs are not feasible, employees may wish to seek approval from their employers to take time-off, use advance leave or other leave arrangements.