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.
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.
It is very important to calculate the right rate of pay for leave and holidays. Annual holidays are calculated differently from public and alternative holidays, sick and bereavement leave.
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.