Policy

What business wants from new sick leave plan

Victoria Young
Tue, 01 Dec 2020

What business wants from new sick leave plan
Victoria Young
Tue, 01 Dec 2020
Business lobby groups want a delay to proposed changes to sick leave law as the government introduces a bill to expand entitlements from five days per year to ten.Workplace relations minister Michael Wood said the bill will retain the current maximum of carried over sick leave at 20 days a year to “help make it easier for businesses to implement.”Business NZ chief executive Kirk Hope says the early announcement means the bill will go through a robust select committee process.“It's important for the government to have an un...

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