The season is here but the weather is still changeable! Spring is a time of change and precedes summer when the Christmas time period is hectic for retailers.
There are 11 Public Holidays also known as Statutory /Stat holidays under the Holidays Act and the next preceding the Christmas rush is Statutory in October- Labour Day. All employees are entitled to public holiday benefits whether they are casual, fixed-term, part-time or full-time. Public holidays are in addition to annual holidays and there’s no minimum period of time an employee has to be employed to get public holiday benefits.
What an employee is entitled to for a public holiday depends on whether or not they actually work on the holiday (or the day the public holiday has been transferred to), and whether or not it would normally be a working day (otherwise working day) for them (i.e. if it wasn’t a public holiday).
An employee can only be made to work on a public holiday if it falls on a day that they would have otherwise worked on, and their employment agreement says they have to work on the public holiday.
In all other circumstances, an employee only works on a public holiday if they agree to.
It is essential that you keep accurate leave records for your staff, and pay them either time and a half if not normally working that day or time and a half and a day in lieu if it’s a day they normally work.
So spring is the season to commit yourself to change and reap all the benefits of a new payroll system for summer, the time when most staff take leave and there’s public holidays to calculate.
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By, Elaine Kirk, National Sales Manager, iPayroll