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Module 10 – Know Your Rights
Public Holidays:
Employees get a paid day off on public holidays if it’s an otherwise working day for them. If they work on a public holiday they’re paid time and a half, and may get an alternative day off.

Some public holidays are Mondayised (or Tuesdayised) if they fall on a Saturday or Sunday if those days were not days that an employee would otherwise work on.

An employee is entitled to a public holiday only if the public holiday falls on a day that the employee would otherwise have worked (if the day hadn’t been a public holiday).

Sometimes, if a public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday and the employee does not usually work on those days, the public holiday is Mondayised (or Tuesdayised).

Each employee can get a maximum of 11 public holidays a year, for example:
    • if a public holiday is Mondayised, they can’t claim two public holidays (ie one for the actual date and one for the Mondayised date)
    • an employee can’t be entitled to more than four public holidays over the Christmas and New Year period, regardless of their work pattern.
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