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How to calculate six months’ of continuous employment

The six months’ of continuous employment is calculated from the employee’s first day of work and is completed when the employee has been continuously employed for six months – irrespective of how many hours are worked. Continuous employment includes any employment that was undertaken with that same employer before the employee turned 16 years of age.

Any time on leave (paid or not) is included when calculating whether an employee has completed six months’ continuous work with an employer.

 

By law employers are required to keep wage and time records for all employees.