With Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s and Australia Day (January 27th as AusDay falls on a weekend) all coming closer it is important you’re on top of public holiday pay standards for your staff.
Here is some information from FairWork:
- Public holidays form part of the National Employment Standards (NES). The NES apply to all employees covered by the national workplace relations system, regardless of any award, agreement or contract.
- The NES provides an entitlement for employees to be absent from work on a day or part-day that is a public holiday.
- The NES protect an employee’s workplace right to reasonably refuse to work on a public holiday, and will guarantee payment where an employee is absent from work because of a public holiday.
- Employees are protected from adverse action for having, using, or seeking to use their workplace right to reasonably refuse to work on a public holiday.
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