Members are advised of gazetted Public Holidays in APRIL to JUNE 2016 -
Monday 25 April 2016 - ANZAC DAY
All States and Territories
Monday 2 May 2016
May Day (NT)
Labour Day (QLD)
Monday 6 June 2016 - WESTERN AUSTRALIA DAY
Monday 13 June 2016 - QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY
All States and Territories except QLD & WA
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 Training 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 (1) day prior.
The ATA’s Industrial Relations Manager is contactable on (03) 9372 1688 or email email@example.com should Members require further assistance.