Holidays Act Hub

Resources and information on enhancements that will help provide you with more control and visibility when managing leave entitlements.

The New Zealand Holidays Act 2003 is the fundamental piece of legislation outlining leave entitlements for employees. It is widely acknowledged that the Act is a complex piece of legislation and issues of  implementation have posed challenges for a range of public and private sector organisations. 

As part of MYOB’s ongoing software review process, we regularly assess our product capabilities to ensure we are evolving our product suite to meet our customers’ needs, as well as seeking to help them satisfy current compliance obligations. 

In 2020, we identified issues with our New Zealand IMS Payroll product which may have affected some calculations made using these products. Predominantly, these relate to the calculation of leave rates or entitlements for some employees who have varied hours and pay and the treatment of changes to work and leave patterns. 

As each business is different, customers will need to assess whether the issues apply to them and the steps required to satisfy their obligations under the New Zealand Holidays Act 2003. This is likely to include reviewing their HR and payroll records, particularly in respect of employees with variable hours and pay or whose work or leave patterns have changed over time.

Help guides

Annual Holidays Rate Formulas
Closedown Periods
Family Violence Leave
FBAPS Rate Calculations
Managing Annual Holidays in Weeks
Managing Periods of Leave without Pay
Payment of Public Holidays at termination
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