Posted on: Apr 08, 2015
With ANZAC Day falling on a Saturday this year, the new Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day) Amendment Act or, as it is more commonly known, the ‘Mondayisation Bill’, will have its first big impact.
The ‘Mondayisation Bill’ means that when Waitangi Day (6 February) or ANZAC Day (25 April) now fall on a weekend, the public holiday must be treated as falling on the following Monday for employees who would not otherwise work on that Saturday or Sunday. For employees who would normally otherwise work on that Saturday or Sunday, the public holiday must still be treated as falling on that day. See section 45A of the Holidays Act for more information.
Other than this, the usual rules regarding payment for public holidays and providing an alternative day in lieu still apply.
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