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.
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Find information about when an employee can be directed to take excess annual leave in your award by selecting from the list below.
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We only have extra information here for our most common industries. You'll need to check your award for minimum entitlements and obligations.
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If you're covered by a registered agreement, check the terms of your agreement for information. To find a registered agreement, go to the Fair Work Commission website.
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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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