Employment: Holiday/leave

Annual leave

Employees are entitled to annual leave with pay after having been employed under continuous contracts for every 12 months. Annual leave pay is a sum equivalent to the normal wages that employees would have earned if they had worked during the period of annual leave.

For employees who are employed on piece rates or whose daily wages vary from day to day, the annual leave pay should be a sum equivalent to the average daily wages earned on the days that the employees worked during every complete wage period.

Employers who fail to grant annual leave or pay annual leave pay to employees are liable to prosecution and, upon conviction, to a fine of $50,000.