Cleaning up our Holidays Act

The fact that many Kiwi employers have been found to be miscalculating employees’ holiday pay shows system-wide confusion around the Holidays Act. Employers have unintentionally fallen into non-compliance, with misunderstandings around how to apply Holidays Act entitlement and payment rules commonplace across both public and private sectors. Employers whose employees work irregular hours are particularly liable to confusion, given the complexity of the calculations.