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15 days notice period

Last post November 1, 2011 06:20 AM by Daljeet. 1 repiles.

October 20, 2010 02:41 AM 1
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15 days notice period

Hi,

I have joined a company last year through a consultancy. In the offer letter its written that the notice period is 15 days, but now they are saying it is 15 business days. In that case i need to intimate them before 3 weeks (my office operates 5 days a week). But im in the impression that 15 days i.e., 2 weeks advance notice would be sufficient. I have another offer in hand and the joining date is 12days from now. My consultancy is forcing me to either serve the notice period of 15 business days or pay the amount to waive it off.
Please let me know whether it is legal not to consider the weekends in those 15 days notice period.

Thanks,
Swathi
October 25, 2010 01:222
savi989
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Re: 15 days notice period

Dear Swati,

15 days notice period would mean only 15 days not business days. also as per laws employee is eligible for weekly offs. It is not fair treatment which your current company is offering.

regards,Savita

December 3, 2010 03:103
ayona.demitra
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Re: 15 days notice period

Hi Swati,

In the Offer letter, the seperation clause/notice period clause must mention the number of days of notice period a person has to serve (it could be 1 montth/2 months....depending upon the concerned company policy).

Usually, this notice period includes off days (sat,sun) as well. Otherwise, it must be claerly mentioned in the Offer letter that 1 month/15 days notice period means 30/15 business days. But in your case, the offer letter does not mention that, thus implying that the 15 days notice period includes off days as well.

Now, if you leave early to join your new company, it might be that you would lose out on your relieving letter or acceptance of resignation, both of which are imp docs.

Have a word with your reporting authority to work these issues out.

 

Regards,

Ayona

January 6, 2011 08:264
shyam_xiss
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Re: 15 days notice period

CAn anyone let me know the purpose of taking the average of headcounts???
February 20, 2011 09:425
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Re: 15 days notice period

Dear, 15 days notice period would include intervening off days. Legally your current organization can not recover pay in lieu of notice period. However, a separation in bad taste may deny you a experience certificate as it is not obligatory upon the employer to give the same. It is suggested to put forth your contention politely for an amicable settlement. rgds Bhupendra
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