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Employers must approve sick leave transfers

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HC Online | 20 Jun 2012, 12:00 AM Agree 0
Some employers have adopted a ‘too bad, so sad’ mentality regarding employees who become sick whilst on annual leave, but unbeknownst to many the Fair Work Act actually obliges HR to re-credit annual leave in place of sick days.
  • Maureen | 26 Jun 2012, 11:32 AM Agree 0
    Remember that the usual notification rules apply to sick leave - so if the employee doesn't tell you while they are on annual leave that they are sick and will be wanting sick leave (the same thing they have to do any other time the employee wants sick leave) then the lack of notification is a basis for refusing to convert annual leave to sick leave. Especially as these days almost no employee is "uncontactable" during their annual leave.
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