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Effective 24 July 2021
Sick Leave
The Government has kept its election promise and has passed legislation that increases the minimum sick leave entitlement from five days to 10 days. There is no increase in the maximum sick leave balance of 20 days.

From Saturday 24 July, all employees will receive a minimum of 10 days at their next sick leave entitlement date (including those whose entitlement date is 24 July).
For those employees whose entitlement day fell or falls before 24 July, their entitlement is still five days and they must work another year to get the 10 days.

Remember, sick leave is not pro-rated. If the employee works part-time, they are still entitled to 10 days’ sick leave, but payable only on days the employee would normally have worked.