Use this method for an employee who works at any time on a public holiday.
The method is accessed by clicking the Leave button on the Pay Calculation screen, then selecting Public Holiday Worked.
The following screen is shown
In the above screen note
On clicking the Keyboard icon for each day worked, the following screen is shown
Note the above screen relates to a single day. The date, day of the week, and a description of the public holiday, is shown at the top of the screen.
For each public holiday day, there are three decisions required.
Allow Alternative Holiday
An employee is entitled to another day's holiday (an alternative holiday) instead of a public holiday if
To allow an alternative holiday, simply click the cross - it then turns in to a tick.
Payment For Time Worked
Add 50% Loading
Tick the cross on this field to add the 50% loading.
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If an employee does not normally work on the day that the Public Holiday falls but works the Public Holiday are they entitled to an alternative holiday?
In this situation, the employee must be paid time and a half for the time worked on the Public Holiday, but is not entitled to an alternative holiday.
This is set out in Section 48(1)(b) which we repeat here for clarity:
(1) If a public holiday falls on a day that would not otherwise be a working day for an employee, section 46 (entitlement to public holidays) is complied with if
Think of it this way. The employee has not "lost" their paid public holiday, because they did not have it to begin with. Because they have not lost their paid public holiday, you are not required to give them an alternative paid holiday to replace it.
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If I have someone working on a public holiday, and they start at 10pm on the public holiday and work till 5am, do I have to pay them at time and a half for the whole day?
In the circumstances you describe, and in the absence of an Employment Agreement that provides something different, you are required to
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Employer must pay employee time and a half for working on public holiday
(1) If an employee works (in accordance with his or her employment agreement) on any part of a public holiday, the employer must pay the employee at least the portion of the employee's relevant daily pay that relates to the time actually worked on the day plus half that amount again.
(2) This section is subject to section 51 (Transitional provision for employers who already pay for work on public holidays in employee's regular pay).
Payment For Sick Leave If Taken On A Public Holiday
You are not required to pay your staff time and a half if they call in sick on a public holiday they would have otherwise worked more..