6 years ago
Que: Is my employer bound to pay me a house allowance?
Ans: No, an employer can either offer housing (seldom done nowadays) or give you a sufficient sum to enable you secure housing (housing allowance) or consolidate your salary i.e basic + housing put together as one consolidated amount.
Que: I’m I entitled to a transport allowance?
Ans: Only if it is provided in your contract.
Que: Are my allowances tax free?
Ans: No. allowances are taxable
Que: Should we add housing allowance to the basic pay when computing severance?
Ans: Yes, the courts have held that the housing allowance should be added.
Que: Can my employer take away a non-statutory allowance eg fuel allowance?
Ans: It depends on the provisions in your contract; if your employer has reserved the right to take away such an allowance at anytime then that can be done.
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