Public Holiday Reminder – March 17th and 18th

With two Public Holidays next week (Thursday 17th and Friday 18th of March) we would like to remind retailers of staff public holiday entitlements.

The benefit of the public holiday is determined by the employer and an employee will be entitled to one of the following:

  • A paid day off on the day
  • A paid day off within a month of the public holiday
  • An additional day’s annual leave
  • An additional day’s pay

Full Time Employees:

Full time workers are entitled to the benefit of the public holiday no matter how long they are employed in their role.

Part Time Employees:

Part time workers are also entitled to the full benefit of the public holiday if they have worked a total of 40 hours in the 5 weeks prior to a public holiday.