Leave agreements are contracts. You are a written guarantee that you will not lose your job, your operating time or your place in the company as a result of your vacation. Under the Workplace Relations Act, any employer can order workers to take annual leave for a period of closure, but the law states that the worker must have accumulated the leave. If the employer wants workers to take unpaid leave, he needs the worker`s agreement. That is where this agreement comes in. Annual leave is an important part of working life and one of the National Employment Standards (NES). All workers, with the exception of casual workers, are entitled to four weeks of working leave per year or five weeks if they are shiftworkers. In principle, employers have the right to order workers to take annual leave if the request is appropriate. These include situations where unpaid leave does not affect the length of uninterrupted service with regard to provisions for the dismissal of an employer, flexibility of work and unpaid parental leave. On [date], you informed us that you had to take leave from [initial date] to [end date], due to: other situations where an employer may accept leave but is not legally required: your employee has the right to refuse to benefit from unpaid leave (exclusion of special Christmas closures), but most acknowledge that the alternative may instead be synonymous with redundancy. If you are on medical leave, you must submit a medical statement that will get you back to work the day or before you return. You will not be required to use the accumulated paid leave before taking leave without pay.

During your vacation, you will not be required to provide us with every [regular reporting interval, depending on your vacation situation] regular reports about your status and intention to return to work. If the circumstances of your holiday change and you are able to return to work earlier than the date indicated, you are required to inform us at least three working days before the date on which you wish to report to work. The standard leave contract below describes an agreement between « ABC, Inc. » and an employee, « Kimiko Uehara ». ABC, Inc. agrees to be put on leave from Kimiko Uehara due to personal issues and describes the vacation conditions. . . .