New Zealand: Minimum Employee Sick Leave Entitlement Increases

July 16, 2021
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The New Zealand Parliament has passed an amendment bill that will increase the minimum employee sick leave entitlement from 5 days to 10 days per year. This change will take place from 24 July 2021 and will be available for employees when they reach 6 months of employment or on their sick leave entitlement anniversary.

Employees who already receive 10 or more sick days a year will not be affected by this change.

The maximum amount of unused sick leave that an employee is entitled to will remain at 20 days.

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