Employee Leave, Christchurch, 2014


The “Employee Leave’ special event has the aim to:

  1. Update participants on the latest developments on employee leave and how that should be shown, calculated and recorded in their payroll system.

  1. Provide in-depth information on specific issues with leave calculations (especially the Holidays Act 2003).

  1. Provide insights with issues with employee leave from SME’s.

The focus of this one day event is to have speakers from the payroll industry with proven creditability to talk to their peers, passing on insights and knowledge to be shared within the payroll profession, along with representatives from a range of government agencies.

This event is targeted at the following:

  1. Payroll Managers, Team Leaders and Payroll Officers running NZ payroll

  1. Anyone associated with payroll (HR, Managers, Accountants etc.) that need to understand the requirements for providing staff leave.

What the “Employee Leave” special event will cover?

For payroll employee leave is one of the most complex areas. The Holidays Act 2003 has not helped being a piece of legislation that does not fit well with payroll as it has multiple calculations, for multiple situations and with multiple interpretations.

Presently employers face major issues in regard to risk in how their payroll system calculates or does not calculate leave correctly. Unions and MBIE are now actively challenging employers and payroll providers they believe are not calculating leave correctly.

So the main aim of this special event on Employee Leave is to raise awareness of the issues and to get Payroll Practitioners to be more proactive in, ensuring they are compliant in regard to current legislation to minimise the risk to their business while also ensuring employees are paid correctly for the leave they are taking.

Sessions during this event will be short sharp topics mixed with case studies and some extended in-depth sessions.

Topics will include but not limited too (subject to change):

  • 5 signs that your payroll system is not compliant with the Holidays Act 2003.
  • What is included and not included in gross earnings for Holidays Act 2003 calculations (covering also what is a discretionary payment).
  • Annual Holiday calculations and how they are applied to different leave situations (Section 21 – 26).
  • Understanding what “Otherwise Working Day” means in relation to set and moving employee work patterns.
  • The effect on leave calculations and their entitlement when the employee hours change (increase/decrease)?
  • What do casual employeess get under the Holidays Act 2003?
  • RDP and ADP, how they are calclulated and the issues.
  • Cashing up the 4th week of annual holidays and what else can be done?
  • Public holidays and transfering to another day
  • Rules around sick and breavement leave
  • Managing sick leave and how to minimise its impact on the business
  • Overview of parental leave entitlements
  • Effect of parental leave of annual leave entitlement rate
  • What is Education Leave and how is it applied and calculated?
  • Providing enhanced and other types of leave to employees – making it work for the business & payroll
  • Does Long service leave fit todays workplace environment or how can you make it work?
  • How to effectively manage leave liability
  • What leave reports are needed by managers and why?
  • Jury service what are the rules?

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Conference venue for the “Employee Leave” Special Event 2014

The Chateau on the Park

The Chateau on the Park is a resort style hotel nestled between Hagley Park and the beautiful gardens of Mona Vale. Set amongst 5 acres of beautifully maintained gardens, the hotel offers tranquility and seclusion that you would normally expect to find miles from a city.

The Chateau is the closest four star hotel to the Christchurch Railway Station, the CBS Arena Exhibition and Entertainment Centre and to the large western business district including Addington, Riccarton and Sockburn.

Attractions within 15 minutes walk of the hotel include:

  • Hagley Park golf course
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens
  • Canterbury Museum
  • Christchurch Art Gallery
  • Mona Vale Gardens
  • Westfield Riccarton Mall
  • Deans Bush
  • Canterbury University

Location of the venue: 


189 Deans Ave, Riccarton, Christchurch 8011 (cnr Kilmarnock Street & Deans Ave)

Phone: +64 3 348 8999

Toll Free: 0800 808 999 (within New Zealand)

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Conference cost

NZPPA always provides conference events that are value for money and attendees get all the trimmings included, conference a provided a top

  • NZPPA members: $575 + GST
  • NZPPA Non-members: $800 + GST

All attendees will receive a conference pack, notes, morning and afternoon tea and a catered lunch.

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