Managing Sick Leave Series 2019 Part 1 - Legal considerations


Please note: This webinar is the first of a two-part series around Managing Sick Leave. You can save 10% by purchasing both webinars together. To browse this option click here


Managing Sick Leave & Medical Incapacity.

Difficult situations can arise where employees are unable to work due to illness or injury. If your staff are absent for long periods, this can cause disruption in the workplace.

Managing sick leave entitlements and dealing with extended sick leave are common issues affecting all employers. In this webinar, explore an employer’s legal obligations to be reasonable and act in good faith.

We will answer questions to help you deal with extended sick leave, including:

  • What are an employer’s obligations around long-term illness and injury?
  • How can you support staff returning to work?
  • When can you terminate employment for medical incapacity?


In this webinar, we will cover:

  • What are an employee’s sick leave entitlements
  • Obtaining medical information
  • How to manage intermittent absenteeism
  • Dealing with suspected “sickies”
  • Supporting staff on return to work
  • Employer’s obligations to be reasonable
  • Potential discrimination issues
  • How to deal with medical incapacity and termination
  • Practical tips on employment agreements
  • Case law and case scenarios


This webinar is suited to HR professionals, managers, business owners, and employers from all industries seeking practical guidance on managing sick leave.

It is also useful for business professionals, such as lawyers and accountants, who want to keep their clients informed on best practice and reducing costs.


Julia Shallcrass, Director, KiwiBoss Limited



1.5 CPD Hours

  • Aug 13
    Tue, 2:30 PM NZST - 4:00 PM NZST Online
    • $210.00 excl. GST

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