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Double Pay For Easter Holiday: Usamate

Those who are working this Easter weekend namely, Good Friday, Easter Saturday or Easter Monday, are entitled to double pay. Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate confirmed
13 Apr 2017 11:00
Double Pay For Easter Holiday: Usamate
Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jone Usamate.

Those who are working this Easter weekend namely, Good Friday, Easter Saturday or Easter Monday, are entitled to double pay.

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate confirmed this yesterday.

“Employers on this Easter long weekend must pay their workers accordingly,” Mr Usamate said.

“The Section 67 of the Employment Relations Act 2007 states that a worker must be paid in respect of each public holiday for the number of hours which the worker would normally have worked on that day had it not been a public holiday.

“However, the catch is workers must have been at work a day before and after the public holiday or provide a valid reason or a medical certificate as to their absence.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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