Direction to take excess annual leave
Under some awards and registered agreements, employers can direct employees to take paid annual leave if they have a lot of annual leave.
Find information about when an employee can be directed to take excess annual leave in your award by selecting from the list below.
- Building, construction and on-site trades
- Contract cleaning services
- Hair and beauty
- Health support services
- Real estate
- Road Transport
- Social, community, disability and home care services
- Storage services and wholesale
- Don't know
Direction to take excess annual leave under an agreement
If you're covered by a registered agreement, check the terms of your agreement for information about when an employee can be directed to take excess annual leave. To find a registered agreement, go to the Fair Work Commission website
If a registered agreement says an employee can be directed to take excess annual leave but doesn't set out specific rules about this, then the direction must be reasonable.
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