Posted on: 2021-12-10
Christmas is coming, yay! You are thinking of working on a public holiday to earn some extra cash for that nice present you have been eyeing. While working on a holiday can be "sian", do you actually know how much you should be getting paid? Continue scrolling to find out.
For holiday pay, you will be paid at your gross rate of pay if you are not absent from work the working day before or after a holiday without proper reason and if you are on authorised leave the day before or after the holiday.
If you work on a holiday, your employer is expected to pay you an extra day's salary. Either that or by mutual agreement, you get a public holiday or time off instead.
If you are not present at work the working day before or after the holiday, you will not be given your holiday pay.
Basic rate of pay vs gross rate of pay?
Basic rate of pay: Used for calculating pay for working on a rest day or public holiday
Gross rate of pay: Used for calculating paid public holidays and paid leave
However, if the public holiday is on a rest day, the next working day will become a paid public holiday. If you are not covered by the employment act, then your entitlements will follow what has been agreed in your employment contract.
Want to know more about the Employment Act?
Click here for more on working hours, overtime pay and rest day entitlements
Click here for more on annual leave
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