Employees in New Zealand get access to a wide range of leave options some as a right by law and some by agreement.    For payroll it is important to understand the difference between the two and what is the criteria to get them and what is paid or not paid when taken along with any common issues for payroll with these leave types.

This half day webinar will cover the other types of leave provided outside of the Holidays Act that payroll may come across.  The webinar will provide numerous examples and a full reference guide will be provided for attendees.

Attendees will be able to ask questions throughout the webinar through the Q&A functionality of ZOOM and the webinar will be recorded so participants will be able to view the webinar after the session.

Other types of employee leave


Leave provided by law:


  • Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987
  • Criteria for applying for parental leave
  • Different types of parental leave
  • Calculating payment for “Keeping in touch days”.
  • Impact of parental leave on annual holidays and other leave types
  • Forms letters and resources available for the employee and employer


  • Jury and witness leave
  • Education Leave under the ERA
  • Volunteers Employment Protection Act
  • Civil Defence Emergency Management Act


Leave provided by agreement:


  • Additional leave based on what is entitled by law
  • Annual holidays, sick, bereavement and family violence leave
  • How this should be applied in payroll
  • At what rate should it be paid
  • How it needs to be worded and stated in the employee employment agreement


  • Creating a purchase leave scheme
  • Creating and applying a purchase leave scheme
  • Factors to consider when deciding to implement
  • Tax treatment


  • Shift Leave
  • Birthday leave
  • Study leave
  • Domestic leave & Special leave
  • Long service Leave
  • Discretionary leave
  • Time off in lieu,
  • Stress leave


Webinar date and time:

  • 23rd September 2021, 9am TO 12.15pm

Webinar cost:

  • NZPPA member: $165 + GST
  • NZPPA non-member: $185 + GST

If you want to book additional attendees, we can provide 25% off any additional attendees please email: [email protected]

To book click here