Employee obligations

January 11, 2022

Employees are either permanent or casual, one or the other, not both. A permanent employee is entitled to paid public holidays. If the employee is part-time, they are entitled to payment if the public holiday falls on a day they are rostered to work.

On the other hand, Casual employees are not entitled to paid public holidays. Instead, their hourly rate includes a casual loading to cover holidays they don’t get paid for.

If you are unsure what your staff are entitled to, you can read more at www.fairwork.gov.au or contact a HR specialist.