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Submission to the Education and Workforce Committee: Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill


30 January 2021

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) welcomes the opportunity to provide this submission on the Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill (the Bill). 

The OCC supports the intention of the Bill to promote public health of the nation and provide a more approprite minimum sick leave entitlement for employees. The OCC supports increasing paid sick leave entitlements because paid sick leave can make an important contribution to the wellbeing of children, young people and their parents and whānau.

Read the full submission below.