Proration of Annual Wage Supplements (AWS) for Unpaid Leave

If staff go on no paid leave for more than a month, can the company deduct the aws. Our employment contract only state staff will be paid and will be prorated if they work more that 6 months during the Ist year if commencement n thereafter .

Annual Wage Supplements (AWS) is not mandatory in the Employment Act, the payment is at the discreation of the company unless it is indicated in the Letter of Employment.

Based on your cases, if the employer did not mention about the proration (which most of them did), you may claim the 1 full month of AWS despite your unpaid leave. You may want to check clearly your company policy before you proceed to demand.