Parliament has passed the Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill to increase the minimum employee sick leave entitlement.
As of the 24th July 2021, Kiwi employers will now have 10 sick days to use, rather than 5.
Most employees who have worked for an employer for six months or over are entitled to sick leave if they, or a dependent, are sick or injured. Currently, employees are entitled to 5 days of sick leave per year; however, from 24 July 2021 this will increase to 10 days per year.
Want to know more about your sick leave entitlement and what this means for staff?
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