From the 24th of July 2021 annual Sick Leave entitlements are increasing from 5 to 10 days per year. Eligible employees should automatically have their extra 5 days added when they reach their next entitlement date (either 6 months after commencing employment or 12 months from their first entitlement date).

Some employees will be unaffected by this change, such as employees who are already contractually entitled to receive 10 days per year.

Maximum unused sick leave that can be rolled over will remain at 20 days.

Ensure your business is up to date with all the latest information on leave entitlements here.

Access the full Holidays (Sick Leave) Ammendment Bill here.

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