I have a staff who is on maternity leave for 2 months since 1st Oct 2016.
I am new HR in this company. My boss said that they accidently paid the Travel Allowance for month Oct 2016. He said don't pay travel allowance for Nov 2016 & also deduct the Oct 2016 travel allowance from her current salary. The reason is she does not travel for company purposes during her maternity leaves.
My questions are:
1. Can I deduct the Oct 2016 travel allowance which is already paid?
2. Do I need to pay the travel allowance for Nov 2016 since I already paid the Oct 2016 travel allowance?
3. Is it up to the management decision to decide whether to pay travel allowance or not to pay?
Kindly advice. Your response is highly appreciated.
You have to check back the contract whether it is stated clearly that in the event that the employee does not make any travel, deduction will be made or regardless whether the employee travels or not, she will still entitle to the allowance.