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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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