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The Corrections Department aims to begin paying back staff for any shortfalls due to complications with the Holidays Act later this year.
Holiday pay mistakes affecting more than 9000 government workers are expected to cost at least $10 million to set right.
Businesses are calling for the Holidays Act to be rewritten, saying it's too complicated and costs them time and money. Audio
Businesses are calling for the Holidays Act to be simplified, saying it's too hard for employers to get their heads around.
Unions are urging the government to make sure workers underpaid for holiday entitlements are reimbursed. Audio
Investigations have revealed that the number of employees underpaid in breach of the Holidays Act may be more widespread than imagined. Audio
About 24,000 public and private sector workers have been underpaid by up to $1800 due to breaches of the Holidays Act, investigations have shown.
The Payroll Practitioners' Association doubts the confusion and problems surrounding the Holidays Act, will be sorted out anytime soon. Audio