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ANZAC Day Employment Requirements and Entitlements

With Anzac day (25 April) falling on a Saturday this year, many employers are grappling with the question of who to pay what to for the holidays over this time.  

The simple answer to that question is: What day(s) does the employee normally work?  

If they normally work on a Saturday then that is their public holiday day. If they don’t but they do normally work on a Monday then their public holiday day becomes Monday.  

If they don’t normally work either Saturday or Monday then they are not entitled to be paid for the holiday as a day off.  

So in practical terms what does this mean? Maybe a few examples will help. 

  • Example 1The employee does not normally work on a Saturday but does normally work on a Monday. For them the holiday is “Monday-ised”.  So –   

If they work the Saturday and not Monday:  they will be paid their normal rate for working Saturday and will have a day off on Monday paid at their relevant daily pay, or average daily pay.  

If they work on Monday and not Saturday: they will be paid time and a half for hours worked on Monday and get a paid alternative holiday (day in lieu).  

If they work both days: they will be paid the normal rate for working Saturday and time and a half for working Monday and get a paid an alternative holiday for working Monday  

If they work neither day: they will have a paid day off on Monday at their relevant daily or average daily pay.  

  • Example 2The employee normally works on a Saturday but not on a Monday. For them the holiday is not “Monday-ised” – the holiday for them is the Saturday. So –  

If they work on Saturday and not Monday: they will be paid time and a half for working Saturday and get a paid alternative day.  

If they work on Monday and not Saturday: they will be paid their relevant daily rate or average daily pay for a day off on Saturday and their normal rate for working Monday. They will not get a paid alternative holiday.   

If they work both days: they will be paid time and a half for working Saturday and get a paid alternative holiday. They will be paid their normal rate for working Monday.  

If they work neither day: they will be paid their relevant daily rate or average daily pay for a day off on Saturday.  

There are another 8 possible permutations. If you wish to know more please contact Kerrin: kerrin@greenmouse.co.nz

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