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Under the NES annual leave accrues for eligible employees for all ordinary hours and during particular types of absences.

This summary outlines the types of absences where annual leave accrues including a handy formulae for calculating an employee's annual leave balance. 

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Date Update
19/11/2019 This summary has been reviewed and updated to reflect a recent decision concerning employer lockouts.
24/05/2018

This summary has been reviewed and updated to include further explanatory information about the accrual of annual leave whilst on workers’ compensation in South Australia.

04/05/2018 Please note the accrual of annual leave when an employee is on Workers’ Compensation information has been updated for Tasmania. The summary now states that employees in Tasmania accrue annual leave when on a Workers' Compensation absence.
14/09/2017 Based on a recent Full Bench decision please note that it is now the view of the Fair Work Commission and Ai Group that Victorian employees will accrue annual leave when on a Workers' Compensation absence.
21/07/2017 Based on interpretations made by Ai Group, the Fair Work Ombudsman and most other parties the accrual of annual leave when on Workers' Compensation information has been updated. The summary now states that employees in Victoria, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory do not accrue annual leave when on a Workers' Compensation absence.

 

 

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