Members are advised of upcoming Public Holidays in NOVEMBER 2017, listed as follows -
Monday 6 November
Recreation Day (Tasmania only)*
* All parts of Tasmania which do not observe Royal Hobart Regatta.
Tuesday 7 November
Melbourne Cup (Victoria only)**
** All of Victoria is entitled to Melbourne Cup public holiday unless a different local holiday has been declared for non-metropolitan areas
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS - 2017
CLICK HERE for additional information on 2017 public holidays which are generally observed in each State and Territory of Australia. This may also include regional gazetted public holidays.
(Source of information: Fair Work Ombudsman)
FULLTIME & PART TIME EMPLOYEES
Fulltime or Part Time employees performing work on a public holiday must be paid double time or ordinary time plus the equivalent day off in lieu as mutually agreed. Please also note that Fulltime or Part Time employees normally rostered on a public holiday are entitled to time off without loss of wages.
Casual Employees are not entitled to any of the public holiday benefits applying to full-time employees. All work performed by a casual employee on a public holiday is at their normal Casual rate of pay in accordance with the Horse & Greyhound Training Award 2010 (HGTA).
The ATA has previously received correspondence from the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO), that states “FWO are of the view that a casual employee working on a public holiday is excluded from the penalty rates provided at clause 26.3 of the Award. FWO note that this is consistent with the operation under the key pre-modern award in the industry, the Horse Training Industry Award 1999 [AP783476]”.
PAYMENT OF WAGES & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
In the event that a pay period ends on or before a public holiday an Employer is required to ensure that Employees receive payment of wages at least one (1) day prior.
WORKING OUTSIDE YOUR STATE ON A PUBLIC HOLIDAY
An employee is entitled to public holidays depending on where they are based for work not where they are working on the day of the public holiday.
The ATA’s Industrial Relations Manager is contactable on (03) 9372 1688 or email firstname.lastname@example.org should Members require further assistance.