With the world in lockdown it can be easy to forget that there is a public holiday coming up. ANZAC Day celebrations this year will be very different, with many people expected to be paying their respects from home and via livestreams. For business this years ANZAC Day poses additional questions, falling on a Saturday as it does, with some States designating an additional public holiday. This weeks HR Highlight explores the ANZAC Day treatment in isolation.
Paying staff on a Public Holiday
For more on the requirements to pay staff who are either; working on a public holiday, or usually work on the day a public holiday falls and are instead electing to not work that day, please see; https://acapmag.com.au/2019/11/hr-highlight-public-holidaystis-the-season/
Standard Public Holiday
In all States and territories Saturday 25/4/2020 will be a Public Holiday for ANZAC Day – with the usual trading restrictions and penalty rates applicable for work done on this day.
- ACT – Monday 27/4/2020 is declared an ANZAC Additional Public Holiday
- NSW – No additional public holiday
- NT – No additional public holiday
- QLD – No additional public holiday
- SA – No additional public holiday
- TAS – No additional public holiday
- VIC – No additional public holiday
- WA – Monday 27/4/2020 is declared an ANZAC Additional Public Holiday
- ACT Public Holidays – https://www.cmtedd.act.gov.au/communication/holidays
- NSW Public Holidays – https://www.industrialrelations.nsw.gov.au/public-holidays/public-holidays-in-nsw/
- NT Public Holidays – https://nt.gov.au/nt-public-holidays
- QLD Public Holidays – https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/travel/holidays/public
- SA Public Holidays – https://www.safework.sa.gov.au/law-compliance/laws-regulations/public-holidays?id=2483
- TAS Public Holidays – https://worksafe.tas.gov.au/topics/laws-and-compliance/public-holidays
- VIC Public Holidays – https://www.business.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-holidays-and-daylight-saving/victorian-public-holidays
- WA Public Holidays – https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/labour-relations/public-holidays-western-australia
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Elisha Radwanowski BCom(HRM&IR)
Executive Manager for Employment and Training