Public holiday payroll dilemmas – days in lieu and on-call pay?

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Public holiday payroll dilemmas – days in lieu and on-call pay?

Fiona Mines

Dear Aunt MASie

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Being open for business over Christmas and New Year holidays can create summer payroll dilemmas

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DEAR AUNT MASIE

I’m working for the first time for a practice that stays open over the Christmas and New Year public holidays. Luckily, they don’t fall on a Saturday or Sunday this year, but I’m still a little confused over the pay and leave rules, and am hoping you can help me with the following questions?

Payroll perplexed, Summer playground, South Island

Can I insist an employee works on any of these public holidays?, Most employment agreements will have a clause that covers the requirements for public holidays. If your agreements include such a clause then you can