'Mondayising' public holidays


March 20 2015


The Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day) Amendment Act 2013 came into force on 1 January 2014. Its first impact will be this ANZAC Day which falls on Saturday, 25 April, but the public holiday for many will be on Monday, 27 April. This means that this year:

  • For employees who would not otherwise work on that Saturday the public holiday must be treated as falling on the following Monday, and
  • For employees who would otherwise work on that Saturday the public holiday must be treated as falling on that day.

Sorting this out isn’t straightforward for farming and other rural businesses that operate seven days a week. You will need to carefully review your work rosters to ensure you comply with this new law. If you have any queries, please get in touch.


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