Do you know what your obligations are for holidays and leave?

The Christmas holidays are fast approaching and for some, it means time off from work with family and friends (as a lot of businesses shut-down over this period).  For industries like hospitality, it’s the busiest time of the year and it’s business as usual.

All businesses should be planning their staffing levels for the upcoming holiday season.  Who is going to be around and who should be on leave?  How much leave do people have?  We often get asked what leave entitlements employees have and what obligations employers have.  Without going into too much detail, the MBIE website will give you a comprehensive understanding of your obligations under the Holidays Act.  Here you will find some very useful tools that explain the different types of leave, how to calculate payments for holidays and leave and guides for paying for leave and holidays.  Please also a copy of the Holidays Act attached.

If you have questions or need some interpretation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.