Holidays Act Changes 2021 – Taskforce Final Report - 7 September 2021 (On Demand)


Get Set for Changes to the Holidays Act 2003

It is so tricky to calculate holidays and leave entitlements that more than 700,000 employees in New Zealand have been underpaid.

This is about to change. Since the Holidays Act Taskforce released its final report, clarifying how employers should calculate entitlements for staff holidays and leave.

The New Zealand Government has accepted the Taskforce’s recommendations, with some amendments already in force.

Important changes include:

  • Additional leave entitlements for staff including 10 days’ sick leave, and Matariki as a public holiday.
  • New clear rules and definitions for determining, calculating and paying leave entitlements.
  • Calculating correct entitlements to avoid penalties for payroll blunders.

Join us for this overview of the Holidays Act Taskforce Final Report to keep ahead of key changes to the Holidays Act 2003.


7 September 2021


Attendees will identify key amendments to the Holidays Act 2003 that have come into force, and likely amendments expected including:

  • Additional sick leave and bereavement leave entitlements, and public holiday Matariki.
  • Clarification around calculating leave and holiday entitlements to avoid payroll blunders.
  • Changes to definitions and rules under the Holidays Act 2003.

Attendees will be able to prepare payroll and HR for likely changes to holidays legislation to correctly calculate entitlements and payroll compliance.


This webinar is suited to Payroll, Human Resources professionals, administration, business owners, and managers with HR responsibilities. This webinar is designed for those who manage and administer leave requests and payroll, or those who advise on holiday legislation.


Julia Shallcrass, Director, KiwiBoss Ltd

1.5 CPD Hours

  • On Demand Event
    • $215.00 excl. GST
    Complete online in your own time (Self-paced)
    • $215.00 excl. GST

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