Payroll, Holidays Act, and Leave Entitlements

Employment Law and Human Resources

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Learn how to deal with annual holidays, public holidays, and sick and bereavement leave.


This introductory workshop will help you understand and practise essential leave calculations.


Business owners and payroll teams, as well as managers and those in human resources who want to improve their understanding of the Holidays Act.


  • Overview of the Holidays Act 2003
  • Sickness and bereavement leave
  • Proof of sick leave and when to ask for medical certificates
  • Calculating annual holiday payments
  • Relevant daily pay 'average daily pay'
  • Public holidays
  • Issues employers face when calculating holiday payments

Includes practical examples covering a range of different situations that can then be applied back in the workplace.


  • Understand the Holidays Act 2003
  • Have a sound understanding of employees’ leave entitlements, and how to calculate them.


Four hours


Employment Law 101

Course Dates

Queenstown 18 February 2020 09:00 am - 01:00 pm Nugget Point Hotel, 146 Arthurs Point Road, Queenstown
Oamaru 25 February 2020 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm Brydone Hotel, 115 Thames Street, Oamaru
Dunedin 02 March 2020 09:00 am - 01:00 pm OSEA, 16 McBride Street, South Dunedin
Invercargill 07 April 2020 09:00 am - 01:00 pm OSEA, 192 Spey Street, Invercargill


$ 370.00 + GST for members
$ 500.00 + GST for non-members

NZTE Voucher

This workshop has qualified with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund programme
Regional Business Partner Network event reference OSEA38

Small businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers

Management Capability Development Vouchers are only available through the Regional Business Partner Network (RPB) Growth Advisors.

Vouchers may be provided to a business where the Growth Advisors have identified a need for management training as part of an action plan to support the business owner to grow and innovate their business.

For more information on the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund or to find your local Growth Advisor go to


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