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Other types of leave

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.

Stress leave

An employer may provide an employee with sick leave if they have work-related stress.

Garden leave

Is not referred to in employment legislation but is a term sometimes used to describe a period when an employee retains their employment, receives full pay but does not report to work.

Defence force volunteers

An employer has to let employees take leave and must keep their job open while doing training or service for the Armed Forces.

Leave without pay

An employee can take leave without pay if their employer agrees. The agreement should be recorded in writing.

Election voting leave

Leave to vote in general elections or by-elections.

Employment during and after disasters

During and after a disaster or emergency, employers and employees need to consider issues such as health and safety, emotional wellbeing and payment options.

Long service leave

You can negotiate long service leave and long service leave benefits with your employer.

Jury service

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.

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