Published April 2022
EASTER IS UPON US!
Everyone loves the 4-day Easter long weekend, and while we are all looking forward to a well-earned break, there are a few things all employers should be considering in the lead up this week.
Here’s our top 3 things to consider:
1. PUBLIC HOLIDAY DATES & PAYMENTS
In Queensland, Good Friday, the Day After Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are public holidays. This is 15th to 18th April 2022, inclusive.
Generally, employees should be paid for the public holiday if it is a day they usually work (excluding casuals), or penalty rates usually apply if an employee works.
Please note that the public holiday dates vary between states so if you have employees in other states, be sure to check this page here for dates that apply.
2. PAYROLL PROCESSING
If you usually process payroll on a Monday or Friday, consider whether you need to make alternative arrangements (for example, processing on Thursday). Be sure to communicate any changes with your team ahead of time.
3. IF FLAT/LOADED RATE EMPLOYEES WORK A PUBLIC HOLIDAY
You should ensure these employees remain better off when compared to the Award or Agreement that applies to them (taking in to account the penalty rates that would ordinarily apply on a public holiday).
These tips also apply to public holidays coming up on Anzac Day on Monday 25th April 2022 and Labour Day on Monday 2nd May 2022.
From our family to yours, Happy Easter!
We will be closed over the long weekend, reopening on Tuesday 19th April 2022.
As always, the team at Edwards HR are here to answer your questions and provide support across all areas of HR. You can reach us on the details below:
Emma Edwards – 0459 818 011 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jill Kirkpatrick – 07 3568 0866 or email@example.com
Lois Alford – 0497 497 342 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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