What is Compensatory off?

Compensatory off is a type of leave granted to employees as a compensation of extra worked hours or similar.

There are basically 8 types of leaves for employees at an organisation. They include:

  • Holidays
  • Sick leave
  • Privilege leave
  • Casual leave
  • Maternity leave
  • Paternity leave
  • LOP day and
  • Compensatory leave

Compensatory leave is primarily introduced to make leave tracking and attendance management easier for HR manager. It also provides flexibility at Woking for employees based on their convenience.

Rules for comp off leave

After an employee’s request gets approved by their manager, he/ she can take the day off and work on any other compensatory day like Sunday or overtime other working days. The policies and rules generally depend upon organisation. There are no set rules from government.

Policies could be like compensatory hours could be only valid up-to 30 days. For example, if you work 4 hours extra on 20th July 2020, you can use those 4 hours before 20th August 2020 as a compensatory leave (rules may vary company to company).


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