4.5 Hours CPD

Many New Zealand employers are confused about how to calculate holiday and leave entitlements resulting in underpaying in excess of 700,000 employees.

Avoid repayments and penalties for payroll blunders by paying your employees correctly every time they take paid leave.

Course Overview

If you manage staff leave entitlements or oversee the payroll in your organisation, this is your guide to the Holidays Act 2003.

Co-presented by an Employment Lawyer and Payroll Specialist, this practical course provides a comprehensive overview of holidays and leave entitlements.

Participants will gain an understanding of how to comply with Holidays Act 2003 to be a best practice employer.

Find out how to manage entitlements, including annual and public holidays, sick leave, family violence leave, bereavement leave, and alternative holidays.

Our Employment Lawyer will discuss how to manage staff requests for leave. Explore ways to budget for annual holidays to reduce leave liability.

Our Payroll Specialist will show you how to correctly calculate annual holidays and public holidays. Avoid payroll blunders with 5 tips for managing common payroll issues.

Participants will have questions answered, and will find out: When will staff be entitled to the new public holiday for Matariki? What is ‘otherwise a working day’ for public holidays? When can you “Pay as you go”?

This course will guide you on best practice, with case law updates on how to calculate annual holidays when staff receive commission, or public holidays when their pay varies.

We will consider the Taskforce Recommendations, so you can prepare for the upcoming overhaul of the Holidays Act.

Learning Objectives Include

  • Overview of Holidays Act 2003
  • Discover how to effectively manage common compliance issues
  • Budgeting for annual holidays
  • Calculating annual holiday pay to comply with the Holidays Act 2003
  • Find out when commission and bonuses should be included in gross earnings
  • Public holidays and what is an ‘otherwise working day’ for an employee
  • Discuss sick and bereavement leave entitlements
  • Proof of sick leave and when you can ask for medical certificates
  • Calculating public holidays, bereavement leave, sick leave and alternative holidays –
    when to use Relevant Daily Pay or Average Daily Pay
  • Holiday pay following special leave and parental leave

What To Expect

This virtual course is an interactive seminar with questions and answers and case scenarios.

Join Employment Lawyer Julia Shallcrass and Payroll Specialist Kerryn Douglas on this live and virtual half day course. Concepts and case law will be introduced and explained, then applied through scenarios and discussions, so you can confidently manage staff requests and comply with holidays legislation.

Attendees will receive a digital workbook with activities and guidance on holidays legislation. Attendees can ask questions in our Q&A and connect with other attendees in group activities.

This Course is For

This course is useful for HR professionals, Payroll, business owners, administrators, and managers who wish to keep up to date with the Holidays Act 2003. It is useful for anyone who wants to know how to comply with minimum holiday and leave entitlements and for correctly managing leave requests in payroll. We will answer your payroll queries.