Summary of minimum leave and holiday entitlements for employees.
Employees get a paid day off on a public holiday if it’s a day they would have normally worked on. If they work on that public holiday they’re paid time and a half and get an alternative day off.
All employees become entitled to four weeks' annual holidays (annual leave) after 12 months of continuous employment.
Bereavement leave is a special kind of paid leave that all employees who meet certain criteria can use if someone close to them dies.
Information about parental leave and associated entitlements such as government-funded parental leave payments.
Other leave types such as garden leave, long service leave, voting leave, jury service, defence forces leave, and leave options for workplace stress or following a natural disaster.
Annual holidays and worked public holidays are paid differently from alternative and unworked public holidays, sick and bereavement leave.
- Calculating annual holiday payment rates
- Paying via payroll system
- Calculating payments for working on a public holiday
- Calculating sick and bereavement leave payments
- Payment for leave and holidays in final pay
- Relevant and average daily pay
- Time and a half and penal rates
- Otherwise working day
- Changes to tax legislation applying to employee share schemes (ESS)
- Holiday and leave entitlement and payment ‘must-knows’
Jury service is administered by the Ministry of Justice. If an employee has been summoned for jury service they can get more information about this from the Ministry of Justice.