National Employment Standards 4 of 10 – Annual Leave

What are my Annual Leave entitlements?

Today I want to talk about number 4 of the 10 national employment standards – Annual leave.

All full-time and part-time employees get 4 weeks of paid annual leave, based on their ordinary hours of work.

Part-time employees will get their equivalent to 4 weeks.  E.g. if you work usually 15 hours per week then after a year you would have accumulated 4 x 15 hours for annual so it is your equivalent to 4 weeks of leave.

There is a slight difference for shift workers who may be entitled to 5 weeks off per year, and casuals who fit a certain criteria may be entitled to annual leave too.

The leave accumulates from year to year.  And will accumulate under also every situation one exception is when the employee is on unpaid leave in certain circumstances.

Please visit the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website for more information on Annual Leave.

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By: Melanie Thorley

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