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With the first public holiday since the beginning of June approaching (Labour Day, which will be observed next Monday, 23 October 2017) we briefly remind employers of workers' entitlements on NZ public holidays:

If 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).

If 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, Ean Brown Partners Ltd

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