As a result of a Taskforce that reviewed the current Holidays Act and provide recommendations for improvement earlier this year, the Government indicated that the 22 recommendations should be adopted in full. We can now expect to see legislative changes in early 2022 to the Holidays Act in line with these recommendations…
This year Anzac day will be Mondayised as it falls on a Saturday.
Mondayisation only happens if the employee doesn’t normally work on the calendar date of the holiday. If an employee normally works on the public holiday’s calendar date, then Mondayisation does not apply and their public holiday benefits apply to the calendar date.
If an employee would normally work on both the calendar date of the public holiday and the Mondayisation date, their public holiday is deemed to be on the calendar date. They don’t get two public holidays.
Mondayisation does not affect and is not affected by shop trading restrictions which happen on days such as Easter Sunday and Anzac Day morning. These always apply on the calendar date of certain holidays.
So in summary the Public holiday falls on a Saturday and:
- the employee wouldn’t normally work on the Saturday, then their holiday entitlement is transferred to the following Monday, or
- the employee would normally work on the Saturday, then they will get their holiday entitlements on the Saturday (the calendar date of the public holiday).
For further information see the Employment NZ website
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