Do you get paid for keeping in touch days?

Do you get paid for keeping in touch days?

You should be paid for keeping in touch days. How much you get depends on your contract, but it must be at least the minimum wage. You need to agree keeping in touch days with your employer – they can’t make you do them, but you can’t demand them either.

What entitlements do employees get?

Employee entitlements include wages or salary (your pay), annual leave, long service leave, sick leave, redundancy pay, superannuation and other benefits.

Who pays for keeping in touch days?

Your employer must pay you for the time you work. A keeping in touch day may affect your workplace entitlements, such as leave accrual. Once you have returned to work you can’t access a keeping in touch day. This is even if you didn’t use all 10 days.

What happens if you work more than 10 KIT days?

The ten KIT days will include any employed or self-employed work you do, including working for different employers. If you work for more than ten days you can be disqualified from receiving Maternity Allowance for a reasonable period.

How many hours are keeping in touch days?

Keeping in touch days Employees can work up to 10 days during their maternity or adoption leave. These days are called ‘keeping in touch days’. Keeping in touch days are optional – both the employee and employer need to agree to them. The type of work and pay employees get should be agreed before they come into work.

Can keeping in touch days be half days?

Regulation 12A(2) of the Maternity and Parental Leave Regulations 1999 (SI 1999/3312) provides that “any work carried out on any day shall constitute a day’s work”. This means that employees may work keeping-in-touch days as half days, but each half day worked will count as a whole day.

What documents might affect or add to the minimum entitlements?

Current fact sheets include:

  • Introduction to the National Employment Standards.
  • Annual leave.
  • Community service leave.
  • Independent contractors.
  • Ending employment.
  • Fair Work Information Statement.
  • Long service leave.
  • Maximum weekly hours.

Can employer refuse Keep in Touch days?

No, you are entitled to refuse to work KIT days during your maternity leave. Equally, your employer does not have to provide KIT days during your leave. But, providing you both agree on a KIT day, these can take place at any time during the 52 week maternity leave period.

How many KIT days are teachers allowed?

10 days
There is no obligation on either party to use KIT days. The regulations allow an employee to work up to 10 days with the agreement of the head teacher/line manager and the employee without affecting maternity benefits. Employees only have to work part of the day (even half an hour) to be entitled to a full KIT day.

Can you work when your on furlough?

Can I work while on furlough? Employers can furlough employees full-time or flexibly and ask you to work part-time for any amount of time and any shift pattern. You cannot undertake work for your employer during time which you are recorded as being on furlough.

Can Kit days be taken as half days?

Working for only a part of the KIT day will still be counted as a full KIT day. It is not possible to divide the days, for example into 20 half days – each half day would count as a full KIT day. KIT days are not an automatic entitlement for employees, nor can your employer force you to work them.

What are the 10 minimum NES entitlements?

The 10 minimum entitlements of the NES are:

  • Maximum weekly hours.
  • Requests for flexible working arrangements.
  • Parental leave and related entitlements.
  • Annual leave.
  • Personal carers leave and compassionate leave.
  • Community service leave.
  • Long service leave.
  • Public holidays.

How much do teachers get for a KIT day?

Legally, KIT days don’t have to be paid, but interestingly, SPLIT days do. Thankfully, most schools adhere to best practice and pay a day rate – normally a teacher’s annual salary divided by 195 to reflect our contracted working hours.

Can employer refuse Kit days?