Date posted: 21/09/2018 2 min read

Holidays Act review

Provide your feedback on the key issues with the current legislation.

In brief

  • New Zealand’s Holidays Act is being reviewed
  • The Holidays Act impacts all employers in New Zealand
  • CA ANZ will be making a submission and we’d like to hear your thoughts

A Holidays Act Taskforce has been established by the New Zealand Government to carry out a full review of the Holidays Act.

The Taskforce, formed in May 2018, is made up of employer, worker and government representatives and chaired by Gordon Anderson, a law professor at Victoria University with extensive experience in employment law. The review was commissioned by the Government following a joint request from unions and employers.

The Holidays Act Taskforce has released an Issues Paper. This sets out its understanding of the key issues employers, employees and payroll providers face in trying to implement the Act.The Taskforce is focusing particularly on the provisions of, and payment for, holidays and leave entitlements, but it may also consider any other issues that arise in the course of its work.

Members and stakeholders have till 12 October to provide feedback on the Holiday Act Review 2003 issues paper.Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand will be making a submission on the Issues paper and would welcome member feedback.

The Taskforce will report back within 12 months with recommendations to government on options for a clear and transparent set of rules for providing entitlements to, and payment for, holidays and leave that will be capable of being implemented in a payroll system and applicable to an increasingly diverse range of working and pay arrangements.

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