Unused sick leave
You can carry over some unused sick leave to the next year.
Check with Employment NZ for updates on COVID-19 and annual leave, and other work-related updates.
Leave and pay entitlements during COVID-19
You get at least 5 more days of sick leave each year on the anniversary of the day you started your job. Check your employment agreement to find out how much you get each year.
If you haven’t taken sick leave
Any sick leave you didn’t use in the previous year is carried over, usually up to a maximum of 20 days. Check your employment agreement — some employers offer more than 20 days.
Leaving your job
You don’t get paid for unused sick leave when you leave your job.