Easter is here! Amidst the flurry of chocolate and show bags, ACAPMA members are reminded that now is the time payroll systems are ready to handle the holiday rush.

This holiday season

Public HolidayDateApplies to State – note (exceptions/notations are in brackets)
Good FridayFriday 3 April 2015ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Easter SaturdaySaturday 4 April 2015ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, VIC
Easter SundaySunday 5 April 2015NSW
Easter MondayMonday 6 April 2015ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Easter TuesdayTuesday 7 April 2015(TAS – Restricted to some Awards and Agreements)
Anzac DaySaturday 25 April 2015ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, (WA either this or the alternate depending on the Award or Agreement)
Alternate Anzac DayMonday 27 April 2015ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, (WA either this or the standard depending on the Award or Agreement)
May DayMonday 4 May 2015NT


Public Holiday Rates – Time worked PLUS

When a full-time or part-time employee works a public holiday they have to be paid for the public holiday PLUS paid a premium or penalty for working on what should have been a day off for them.

When calculating and communicating pay rates to staff there can be some confusion.

It is important to review the Modern Award, or employment instrument that the employee is engaged under to determine the rates and minimum hours to be offered.

ACAPMA members are reminded that ACAPMA can provide advice and support on the operation of public holidays in the industry, as well as resources on the calculation and application of public holiday rates.

Regional Holidays

It is also important to note that Regional Public Holidays may apply in a businesses area of operations and will be treated as public holidays if applicable. For a list of Regional Holidays please click here.

State Public Holidays

2015 – Click here for a list

Here to Help

Through the festive season ACAPMA Employment Professionals are available to assist members on 1300 160 270 or you can email employment@acapma.com.au. Through the Easter period and indeed all year round, ACAPMA members can access resources and can call on the advice and support of the ACAPMA Employment Professionals on 1300 160 270.

HR Highlights are things to consider, implement and watch out for in your business. They are provided as general advice and you should seek further advice on your situation by  calling 1300 160 270 and speaking to one of ACAPMA Employment Professionals its free for members. ACAPMA membership is affordable at only $770 per year for a single site and valuable with sites gaining HR advice support and representation as well as a raft of other benefits and discounts. Click here to apply for ACAPMA membership.