Employees are entitled to paid day off on a public holiday if they would have worked on that day if it was not a public holiday.
For public holiday rights, there are several things to consider:
Payment is determined using either relevant daily pay (RDP) or average daily pay (ADP).
For unworked public holidays and alternative holidays are paid at the rate of relevant daily pay except in two specific circumstances where an employer may choose to use average daily pay.
If employees work on any public holiday, they must get paid at least time and a half for the time they actually work on the day.
The employees are entitled to the greater of either:
Some employment agreements specify a salary rate with unspecified hours or patterns of work. Employees on these agreements must be paid at least time and a half for the time actually worked if they work on a public holiday.