72 When payment for sick leave or bereavement leave must be made


An employer must pay an employee for sick leave or bereavement leave in the pay that relates to the pay period in which the leave is taken.


However, if an employee is required to provide proof of sickness or injury under section 68 and fails, without reasonable excuse, to do so, the employer is not required to pay the employee for any sick leave in respect of which the proof is required until the employee complies with that requirement.

Section 72(2): amended, on 22 October 2004, by section 11 of the Holidays Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 85).