The Fair Work Ombudsman has urged employers and employees to check the pay rates and entitlements that apply over the upcoming Easter public holidays.
“Whether you are a business operator preparing for Easter trading or an employee working through Easter, it’s important you are aware of the public holidays and any penalty rates that apply,” Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James said.
Information available at www.fairwork.gov.au/publicholidays includes an overview of the workplace laws that apply on public holidays, including what employers need to pay and what employees are entitled to.
There are tools that employers can use to check the minimum pay rates and entitlements specific to their workplace.
The website also contains details of applicable public holidays in each state and territory.
Good Friday (April 3) and Easter Monday (April 6) are national public holidays, with some states and territories also declaring Easter Saturday and/or Easter Sunday public holidays.
Employers and workers seeking advice and assistance can also call the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94.
Small business employers calling the Fair Work Infoline can opt to receive priority service via the Small Business Helpline.