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Is an employer required to provide a paid public holiday on Polling Day that falls on a Saturday?

Employers should give their employees a paid public holiday on Polling Day, just like any other public holiday.

In accordance with the Employment Act:

If employee needs to work on SaturdayShow

If employee needs to work on Saturday

If your employee needs to work on a public holiday falling on a Saturday, your employee is entitled to:

  • An extra day’s salary for the day’s work.
    OR
  • A day-off in lieu to compensate for the public holiday.
    OR
  • (For employees working in managerial or executive position) Number of time-off hours as mutually agreed between you and your employee.

If employee doesn't need to work on SaturdayShow

If employee doesn’t need to work on Saturday

If your employee doesn’t need to work on public holiday falling on a Saturday, your employee is entitled to:

  • A day off-in-lieu.
    OR
  • A day’s salary.
Last Updated: 11 September 2017