Source: MIL-OSI Submissions
BusinessNZ has welcomed news that the Holidays Act will finally be overhauled.
The review of the Holidays Act that proposed the overhaul was
initiated by BusinessNZ and the CTU in 2018.
Problems with the Act have caused businesses, councils and government
departments to have paid employees wrong amounts, requiring
multi-million arrears payments.
BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the current Act was based on
the view that work happens in traditional Monday-to-Friday
nine-to-five work weeks.
“But a great many workplaces now have variable hours of work, and the
current Act makes it impossible for payroll managers to work out what
a week is, in situations where employees work variable hours.”
The new Act is expected to be passed in early 2022.