Module 10 – Know Your Rights
Employees become entitled to annual holidays, public holidays, sick leave, bereavement leave, parental leave and other types of leave as long as they meet certain conditions.
If an employee has had to work on a public holiday, an alternative holiday gives them a day off at another time. Some people call alternative holidays ‘lieu days’ or ‘days off in lieu’ but those terms can also refer to other types of leave so it is recommended to call alternative holidays by their correct name.
Leave & Holidays
All employees, (ie including part time, full time, fixed term and 'casual') are entitled to at least four weeks of paid annual holidays after each 12 months of continuous employment for their employer, for rest and recreation. And up to 11 public holidays each year, (if they are days they would otherwise work). These are days of national, religious, or cultural significance, and employees should be able to take them as leave, where possible