4 Overview

(1)

This Act replaces the Holidays Act 1981.

(2)

In this Act,—

(a)

this Part deals with preliminary matters, including—

(i)

the definition of key terms:

(ii)

the purpose of the Act:

(iii)

the application of the Act:

(iv)

the relationship between the Act and employment agreements:

(b)

Part 2

(i)

confers minimum entitlements to annual holidays, public holidays, sick leave, bereavement leave, and family violence leave:

(ii)

contains provisions dealing with how holiday pay and leave pay is calculated in various circumstances and when it must be paid:

(c)

Part 3 deals with the enforcement of an employee’s entitlements and other matters, including—

(i)

who can enforce entitlements in addition to the employee:

(ii)

the penalties for non-compliance with the Act:

(iii)

the requirement of an employer to keep a holiday and leave record:

(iv)

the presumption of continuous employment in certain circumstances.

Section 4(2)(b)(i): amended, on 1 July 2019, by section 259(1) of the Family Violence Act 2018 (2018 No 46).

Section 4(2)(b)(i): amended, on 1 April 2019, by section 19 of the Domestic Violence—Victims’ Protection Act 2018 (2018 No 21).