Mondayised public holidays and your roster.
Mondayised public holidays are where the calendar date of the public holiday falls on the weekend. So the following Monday (and Tuesday on some occasions) becomes the observed holiday. It’s a good idea to be thinking about your roster in advance of the upcoming public holidays.
It can be difficult to identify which date your employee should receive their public holiday entitlement. To work this, out you look at whether the Saturday is a normal working day for them. If it is, they receive their entitlement on the Saturday. But if Monday is also a normal working day for them, they do not receive any further public holiday entitlement for this day. If your employee does not work a Saturday, but Monday is a normal working day for them, they receive their public holiday entitlement on the Monday.
Essentially, an employee cannot receive public holiday entitlements for both the calendar date and the observed date.
For example: You have an employee whose normal working days are Saturday and Monday. They work Waitangi Day, 6th February, and receives time and a half for the hours worked, plus a day in lieu. When they work the Monday (Waitangi Day Mondayised) they are paid their normal rate for the hours worked. They don’t receive public holiday entitlements for the Monday 8th February, because they have already received this for the Saturday.
Read more about paying your staff over the upcoming public holidays.
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