IMPORTANT NOTICE – Public Holidays and Related Requirements / National / 08 Dec, 2009

As we approach the festive season, and to assist in the smooth operation of your business during this period, we wish to inform Members of the upcoming public holidays and related requirements to comply with Award conditions.

The Public Holidays listed for this period are as follows :

Christmas Day Friday, December 25, 2009
Boxing Day* Monday, 28 December, 2009
New Years Day Friday, January 1, 2010

* Please note that in Victoria (only), Saturday 26 December is a Public Holiday and there is an additional Public Holiday on Monday 28 December 2009. Any full/part time employee will be entitled to both these days as public holidays.

Simply stated, Full time or Part time staff performing work on a public holiday, must be paid at double time OR ordinary time plus a day off in lieu as mutually agreed to. Casual staff are entitled to their normal rate of pay only.

To comply with Award obligations you are required to ensure that staff receive payment of wages one day prior to a public holiday.

CLICK HERE for your respective State’s Public Holiday schedule.

Members should contact the ATA’s Industrial Relations Manager, Wayne Lee, for all matters relating to the Award at the ATA office on (03) 9372 1688.

The ATA would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your valued support during the year and to wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe, happy and prosperous New Year.