Leave Entitlement & Payroll Issues

Need help calculating leave entitlement and support with payroll issues?

Get the answers and guidance you need from our experienced team

Let’s face it: leave entitlement is very important to most employees – as is getting paid the correct amount.

But with the legalities and processes around employee leave becoming more complicated – as well as new leave types being legislated – it can be a real headache for business owners. Especially if employees are putting you under pressure for an instant answer, or making demands that don’t sound legally correct, but you’re not quite sure what your obligations are.

Also, how to handle leave entitlements for casual staff, or people still in their 90-day trial period? Or what if an employee receives ACC payments? It can all get quite complex.

The situation is even more complicated through the addition of COVID-19 related absences from work, as the Government has legislated new, compulsory types of leave.

If you get the leave entitlements wrong, you’re open to complicated payroll issues if leave payments are processed incorrectly – or even personal grievance claims.

Leave types in NZ

Here are the different types of leave for employees:
  • Annual leave
  • Sick leave
  • Parental leave (employer paid and unpaid) – including maternity leave, paternity leave, special leave (for pregnancy-related appointments), primary carer leave, extended leave, spouse or partner’s leave, and negotiated carer leave.
  • Bereavement leave
  • Unpaid leave – also known as leave without pay
  • COVID-19 testing absence – a short-term absence payment
  • COVID-19 isolation leave – know as the leave support scheme.

We’re here to support business owners around leave entitlement and payroll issues in human resources

Our experienced team of HR professionals is here to help you with your problems, questions, and challenges. Whether you need some help to calculate leave entitlement for an individual, or need to know what the legalities are around different types of leave, and different employment types (full-time or casual staff), we can help you. We can also provide guidance around common payroll problems related to leave entitlement.

We’ll advise you of the correct process and steps to follow, and guide you through the safest pathway to follow that minimises your organisation’s risk. In other words, we’ll be the calm, sensible voice of reason to take the burden off your shoulders, so you can focus on what you do best.

“We have been partnering with ConsultingHQ for a few years and their team has brought a high level of professionalism and structure to the HR function in our business. The consistency of service, level of expertise, and accessibility has meant the provision of an outsourced HR function has been just like having someone in-house, but with much greater cost efficiency. If you looking for an outsourced HR partner to understand your business drivers, help you better engage your staff, and who genuinely cares, then look no further.”

Josh Hamilton, AFS

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“We have been partnering with ConsultingHQ for a few years and their team has brought a high level of professionalism and structure to the HR function in our business. The consistency of service, level of expertise, and accessibility has meant the provision of an outsourced HR function has been just like having someone in-house, but with much greater cost efficiency. If you looking for an outsourced HR partner to understand your business drivers, help you better engage your staff, and who genuinely cares, then look no further.”

Josh Hamilton, AFS

Do you need help with leave entitlement and payroll issues?

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