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What you need to know?
The Holiday act 2003 was enacted on 17-12-2003, it covers leave and holiday entitlements of an employee in his/her employment.
Part 2 of the act covers holiday and leave entitlements
All employees: part time, full time, fixed term and casual get at least:
Section 65-68 An employee is entitled to five paid days of sick leave per year if:
Section 69 All employees (permanent, fixed-term, part-time and casual) can use bereavement leave if they have worked for the employer for 6 months for:
Payment for annual holidays is calculated differently from payment for public holidays, bereavement leave and sick leave (and employers must make sure that each is calculated correctly).
A Labour Inspector may enforce the minimum rights in the Holidays Act 2003. Per Section 75 Penalty for non-compliance
(a) if the employer is an individual, to a penalty not exceeding $10,000:
(b) if the employer is a company or other body corporate, to a penalty not exceeding $20,000.
Reference: Holiday Act 2003