As Easter approaches us again, we remind employers that Good Friday is NOT a statutory Public Holiday. Many people assume that Bank Holidays and Public Holidays are one and the same thing but not so. Good Friday is a holiday for the Banks (and many other businesses).Employers are not obliged to give a day off or pay Public Holiday entitlement for Good Friday, unless it is part of an agreement, ERO, JLC or taken as a day's holiday.
Easter Monday, on the other hand, is a Public Holiday. Employees who work or are required to work (i.e. rostered) on a public holiday are entitled to a paid day off on the public holiday, or a paid day off within a month: or an extra day's annual leave; or an extra day's pay as the employer may decide.
Employees who are not normally required to work or are not rostered to work on a public holiday will be entitled to one fifth of the normal weekly rate of remuneration for the public holiday.
For further information on how these days will affect your payroll calculations, just contact one of our payroll team by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling our Payroll office on 01 9059400.