An employee gets an alternative holiday for working on a public holiday that is an otherwise working day.
Summary of minimum leave and holiday entitlements for employees.
Employees have minimum rights that apply to public holidays.
All employees become entitled to four weeks' annual holidays (annual leave) after 12 months of continuous employment.
10 paid days of sick leave per year is available to employees so they can care for themselves or their dependents.
To work out an employee’s rights to holidays and leave, you need to know whether the day is an otherwise working day for the employee.
Eligible employees can take paid bereavement leave if someone close to them dies, or for a miscarriage or stillbirth.
Information about parental leave and associated entitlements such as government-funded parental leave payments.
Rights and responsibilities for family violence leave and short-term flexible working arrangements.
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.
Employees must be paid the right amount at the right time for holidays and leave. Annual holidays and worked public holidays are paid differently from other types of leave and holidays.
- Calculating annual holiday payment rates
- Paying via payroll system
- Pay for public holidays, sick and bereavement leave and alternative holidays
- Payment for leave and holidays in final pay
- Relevant and average daily pay
- Changes to tax legislation applying to employee share schemes (ESS)
- Holiday and leave entitlement and payment ‘must-knows’
- Gross earnings to calculate payment for holidays and leave