Holidays Act 2003

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Payment for public holidays

49 Payment if employee does not work on public holiday

If an employee does not work on a public holiday and the day would otherwise be a working day for the employee, the employer must pay the employee not less than the employee’s relevant daily pay or average daily pay for that day.

Section 49: amended, on 1 April 2011, by section 17 of the Holidays Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 126).