Can charity begin at work?
Question: Employees sometimes ask us if they can transfer their personal leave to another employee who may be suffering from hardship. What would the payroll/legal repercussions be if we did this?
Some of the reasons we give employees include:
- employers are obligated to provide the entitlements as outlined in the National Employment Standards under the Fair Work Act;
- transfer of these entitlements is not permitted from one employee to another as this would be in contravention of the Act, even if you requested the transfer; and
- employers must accrue and provide leave entitlements for employees based on the type of employment and length of service.
Can you could provide any further information on this?
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