Personal leave calculations and WorkChoices

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Personal leave calculations and WorkChoices

WorkChoices standard on personal/carer's leave requires many employers to provide a higher level of leave than previously provided. A helpful table to assist in the transition to the WorkChoices standard is provided.

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Revised: 1/6/06

WorkChoices standard on personal/carer's leave requires many employers to provide a higher level of leave than previously provided. A helpful table to assist in the transition to the WorkChoices standard is provided.

The personal/carer's leave provisions are explained in a previous article

The common increase involved is from five or eight days to 10 days per year with a graduated accrual under the WorkChoices standard.

Diagram to assist

You need to calculate for each employee the proportion of their latest allocation of personal leave that is still in advance - this depends on how long ago it was allocated - with the passage of the year, personal leave shifts from 'in advance' (at time of allocation) to 'in arrears' (at the end of the period) - the balances remain unchanged but the amount in advance is offset against future accruals under WorkChoices.

Annual leave accrual is also noted in the table to show the graduated approach to accrual - accruing each four week period at 1/13th of normal hours worked.

See the diagrammatic explanation. (PDF)

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