Staff Holidays and Leave Entitlements 2021 - 7 December 2021 (On Demand)


Find out how to apply staff entitlements to Holidays Act

'Tis the season for office closedowns and staff on holiday! Christmas and New Year are coming up fast, so get ready to pay staff their holidays and leave entitlements under the Holidays Act 2003.

The holidays legislation is so complex that more than 700,000 employees in New Zealand have been underpaid. Avoid penalties for payroll blunders by paying your staff their correct entitlements!

Join us for this refresher on the Holidays Act 2003 before staff take annual and public holidays. Find out when to calculate holiday pay for staff on commission and varied hours, with guidance from Court cases.

We will provide a brief overview of the Holidays Act, and answer your queries on:

  • When can you shut down for a closedown period?
  • What happens if a staff member is on call during public holidays?
  • What are staff entitlements during public holidays?
  • How do you calculate annual holiday entitlements for payroll?
  • What happens if a staff member is sick or suffers a bereavement during annual holidays?
  • When should you include commission and bonuses in holiday pay?
  • How do you pay staff whose hours have varied this year?
  • How do you pay staff for public and annual holidays during lockdown?

We will discuss the impact of recent case law on applying the Holidays Act 2003.


7 December 2021


Attendees will understand staff entitlements under the Holidays Act 2003, including common issues relating to annual holidays and public holidays.

Attendees will identify case law which clarifies how to comply with the Holidays Act 2003.

This webinar will help attendees calculate annual holidays and public holidays entitlements for payroll compliance.


This webinar is suited to Human Resources professionals, Payroll, 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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