Yes, I recall a similar mention somewhere, like one by @Umakanthan sir.
There is a clause in Karnataka Shops Act. Chapter V
- Annual leave with wages.
- Every employee in the establishment shall be entitled to leave with wages and shall be allowed to avail such leave for the number of days calculated at the rate of
(i) one day for every twenty days work performed by him, in case of an adult;
(ii) one day for every fifteen days of work performed by him, in case of a young person;
Explanation: For the purpose of this sub-section —
(a) any day of lay-off, by agreement or contract as permissible under the standing order or for any other reasons beyond the employer’s control;
(b) in the case of female employee, maternity leave for any number of days not exceeding twelve weeks; and
© the leave earned in the year prior to that in which the leave is enjoyed:
-shall be deemed to be days on which the employee has worked in an establishment for the purposes of computation of leave under this section, but the employee shall not earn leave for that period
As rules are keep on changing, we have to also get more views from fellow experts whether this is the case for shops rules across India and any other related information or updates