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Easter Holiday Entitlement

Published 18 Mar 2013

Easter weekend is just around the corner. This year, Good Friday falls on 29th March and Easter Monday on 1st April. These are both public holidays.

Employees who normally work on these days will receive a paid day off, and if required to work, will receive time and a half for the hours worked on those days, and an alternative holiday if the day is an otherwise working day for the Employee.

Easter Sunday is NOT a public holiday. This means that there is no entitlement to a paid day off or time and a half for hours worked on this day under the Holidays Act 2003. An Employer and Employee may agree in their employment agreement to more favourable terms.

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