With two public holidays coming up (Auckland/Northland Anniversary Day on Monday 30th January and Waitangi Day on Monday 6th February), we remind employers of public holiday entitlements under the Holidays Act 2003 for the following scenarios:

Your business is open AND;

  • you require your employee to work AND that day is one the employee would normally work - the employee must be paid for the hours they work at a rate of time and a half.  They are also entitled to a day in lieu (alternative holiday), to be taken at a later date.
  • you require your employee to work AND that day is one the employee would not normally work - the employee must be paid for the hours they work at a rate of time and a half.  They are not entitled to a day in lieu (alternative holiday).

Your business is closed AND;

  • that day is one the employee would normally work - the employee must be paid for the public holiday at their relevant daily pay (or average daily pay).
  • that day is one the employee would not normally work - the employee is not entitled to any payment for this day.

If you require assistance working out public holiday entitlements, please contact Vicki, our payroll and employment specialist.

       

Vicki Cozens  |  Chartered Accountant  

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