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1/2 DAY VIRTUAL COURSE: Holidays and Leave Entitlements

If you are a member of HRNZ, please log in through the HRNZ website to access your member discount.

All pricing includes GST.

Virtual Fee:

  • HRNZ Member = $337.00
  • Non-member = $407.00

This course is limited to 25 attendees and will be delivered virtually via Zoom.

Many New Zealand employers are confused about how to calculate holiday and leave entitlements resulting in underpaying in excess of 700,000 employees.

Avoid repayments and penalties for payroll blunders by paying your employees correctly every time they take paid leave.

Course Overview

If you manage staff leave entitlements or oversee the payroll in your organisation, this is your guide to the Holidays Act 2003.

Co-presented by an Employment Lawyer and Payroll Specialist, this practical course provides a comprehensive overview of holidays and leave entitlements.

Participants will gain an understanding of how to comply with Holidays Act 2003 to be a best practice employer.

Find out how to manage entitlements, including annual and public holidays, sick leave, family violence leave, bereavement leave, and alternative holidays.

Our Employment Lawyer will discuss how to manage staff requests for leave. Explore ways to budget for annual holidays to reduce leave liability.

Our Payroll Specialist will show you how to correctly calculate annual holidays and public holidays. Avoid payroll blunders with 5 tips for managing common payroll issues.

Participants will have questions answered, and will find out: When will staff be entitled to the new public holiday for Matariki? What is ‘otherwise a working day’ for public holidays? When can you “Pay as you go”?

This course will guide you on best practice, with case law updates on how to calculate annual holidays when staff receive commission, or public holidays when their pay varies.

We will consider the Taskforce Recommendations, so you can prepare for the upcoming overhaul of the Holidays Act.

What to expect

This virtual course is an interactive seminar with questions and answers and case scenarios.

Join Employment Lawyer Julia Shallcrass and Payroll Specialist Kerryn Douglas on this live and virtual half day course. Concepts and case law will be introduced and explained, then applied through scenarios and discussions, so you can confidently manage staff requests and comply with holidays legislation.

Attendees will receive a digital workbook with activities and guidance on holidays legislation. Attendees can ask questions in our Q&A and connect with other attendees in group activities.

Who is this course for?

This course is useful for HR professionals, Payroll, business owners, administrators, and managers who wish to keep up to date with the Holidays Act 2003. It is useful for anyone who wants to know how to comply with minimum holiday and leave entitlements and for correctly managing leave requests in payroll. We will answer your payroll queries.

All personal development events are subject to HRNZ Terms and Conditions.

Registrations close 12:00pm Thursday, 1 December unless filled prior.

Facilitated by Julia Shallcrass and Kerryn Douglas

Julia Shallcrass

As founder of KiwiBoss, Julia Shallcrass is an employment lawyer with expertise in upskilling HR professionals to create high-performing workplaces. Julia is part of the KiwiBoss team that facilitates inhouse training throughout New Zealand. Julia presents practical and engaging virtual courses through HRNZ, Engineering NZ and Business South to help HR professionals and people managers comply with the law and improve team performance. She regularly presents webinars through CCH Learning. Through her 4-week online course “Leader’s Guide to Performance Management”, Julia develops team leaders and managers to improve team results. Julia is an employment columnist for the NZ Herald.

Kerryn Douglas

Kerryn Douglas is a Payroll Consultant who specialises in payroll education, outsourcing and consulting.

As director of Pay Check, she delivers one on one as well as group training sessions to businesses. Kerryn also teaches at the Southern Institute of Technology and consults with a large group of businesses to assist them to better understand the legislation that governs payroll and helps them to create better workplace processes with regards to their payroll practises.

Kerryn has more than 20 years of payroll processing experience and has delivered payroll training via CCH, TEO, NZPPA, SIT, HRNZ, KiwiBoss and Elephant Training Group.

With a Diploma in Human Resource Management, NZIM Diploma in Management, Graduate Certificate in Management and a NZPPA Certificate in Payroll Processing, Kerryn applies a holistic approach to her clients’ needs, creating effectiveness and efficiencies in the administration of payroll.

Cancellation Policy

An appropriate substitute participant is welcome any time before the course starts. Please let us know the replacement's name. If you have booked on a member price and a non member is to attend in your place you will be invoiced for the difference in price.

A refund of fees will be made if a cancellation is received in writing at least 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course.

Regrettably, no refunds can be made for cancellations received after this date and you are liable for the full cost of attendance at the course.