Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


AidanS

458 posts

Ultimate Geek


#189005 13-Dec-2015 15:48
Send private message

Hello,

I have a legal question I'm hoping somewhere on here will have experience with or just a bit more legal understanding than myself. 

Can an employer "contract out" of sick pay? (make a clause in the employment contract that states the employee is not entitled to sick pay)

A little bit more background.

I'm a student who works part time at a large retailer. I've been working there for over 3 years now working the same hours for the entire duration (plus extra holiday hours, and less the occasional day off for holidays/sick/exams, etc). My contract is a "casual" contract and has a clause which states I am not entitled to sick pay or lieu days. (I've since fought for my lieu days which I'm happy about thanks to ANZAC day which fell on my usually worked Saturday).

According to the legislation around sick pay, the requirements for non-regular working employees is that you have to have been working for at least 6 months and be working 10 hours/week or 40 hours/month. I work just over 40 hours a month and as I said, I've been there for over 3 years now.

Just like the lieu days, am I entitled to sick pay regardless of what my contract says? Or when I signed that contract did I sign away my right to sick pay?

Cheers everyone.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

This is a filtered page: currently showing replies marked as answers. Click here to see full discussion.

gzt

gzt
11681 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1449720 13-Dec-2015 16:46
Send private message

Can an employer "contract out" of sick pay? (make a clause in the employment contract that states the employee is not entitled to sick pay)

The short answer is: Absolutely not.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News »

Huawei launches IdeaHub Pro in New Zealand
Posted 27-Oct-2020 16:41


Southland-based IT specialist providing virtual services worldwide
Posted 27-Oct-2020 15:55


NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of Moon
Posted 27-Oct-2020 08:30


Huawei introduces new features to Petal Search, Maps and Docs
Posted 26-Oct-2020 18:05


Nokia selected by NASA to build first ever cellular network on the Moon
Posted 21-Oct-2020 08:34


Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18


Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12


Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06


Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47


OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52


Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34


Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29


AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13


Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57


Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.