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Does annual leave accrue on leave without pay?

The short answer

No – Annual leave does not accrue while an employee is on a period of unpaid leave or an unauthorised leave of absence.

HR nerds and curious employers read on…

Annual leave (also known as holiday pay) allows an employee to be paid while having time off from work. The entitlement comes from the National Employment Standards, with Section 87 of the Fair Work Act 2009 defining the entitlement.

Annual leave accumulates from the first day of employment.

The leave accumulates incrementally throughout the year and any unused leave will roll over from year to year.

Annual leave accumulates when an employee is on:

It does not accumulate when the employee is on:

  • unpaid annual leave
  • unpaid sick/carer’s leave
  • unpaid parental leave
  • unpaid family and domestic violence leave.

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