Paying employees for public holidays
We have more public holidays approaching; get the low down on paying employees for these days.
• Friday 14 April — Good Friday.
• Monday 17 April — Easter Monday.
• Tuesday 25 April — ANZAC Day.
Employees get a paid day off on a public holiday if it’s a day they would have normally worked on. If they work on that public holiday, they’re paid time and a half and get an alternative day off. If you employ someone to work these days for you and these are not their normal days of work (e.g. they are covering another staff member who is taking the public holiday off) then you pay this person at least time and a half (1.5 times what you’d usually make for that day’s work).