Part-time Employees:- Public Holiday Entitlements
3 basic rules for calculating public holiday pay for part time employees are as follows:
- Where the public holiday falls on a day on which the employee normally works, the employee is entitled to a day’s pay for the public holiday.
- Where the public holiday falls on a day on which the employee does not normally work, the employee is entitled to one fifth of his/her normal weekly wage for the public holiday.
- If the employee works or is normally required to work during any part of the day which is a public holiday (e.g. those on variable days/hours), the amount paid to the employee for the public holiday is equal to the amount paid to him/her in respect of the normal daily hours last worked by the employee before the public holiday.
Note also :-
- Employees must have worked at least 40 hours in the 5 weeks preceding the public holiday to gain an entitlement;
- Where the employee is required to work on the public holiday, the employee is entitled to an additional day’s pay for the public holiday (or to a paid day off within a month of the public holiday or to an additional day of annual leave).
- If the employee ceases to be employed during the week ending on the day before a public holiday, having worked during the 4 weeks preceding that week, he/she is entitled to receive pay for the public holiday.