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Leon, Solicitor
Category: Australia Law
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Experience:  BEc Dip Ed, Dip Law (SAB) MTax (UNSW)
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In regards to the public holidays over the xmas period, I

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Hi, In regards ***** ***** public holidays over the xmas period, I normally work weekends (retail) Monday and Tuesdays I have off. Should I be paid my normal rate of pay if the company closes on Christmas and New Years day?
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Qld
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No thanks just wanted to check before seeing my employer
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 8 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. I will do my best to assist you with your question.

Expert:  Leon replied 8 months ago.

You are paid your normal time when they are closed.

Unless you are casual. then you are only paid for the time you work. Otherwise as a full time employee you are paid for public holidays when they are closed

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
But Monday 26th and Jan 2nd was public holiday my normal days off? therefore I wasn't paid full Sunday rate, it didn't make sense to me!
Expert:  Leon replied 8 months ago.

You would not be paid any penalty rates for the sunday you would only be paid as if it were a weekday.

Penalty rates are only paid if you work.

So a sunday is paid at normal time not the usual rate when you work

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Leon replied 8 months ago.

You are very welcome all the best