The Christmas 2021 Public Holidays are Saturday Christmas Day (25 December) and Sunday Boxing Day (26 December) this year. These days are public holidays in all states and territories.
And then Monday 27 December and Tuesday 28 December are additional public holidays in all states and territories.
Qld has an additional public holiday on Christmas Eve – 24 December (6pm to midnight)
NT & SA also have additional public holidays on Christmas Eve – 24 December (7pm to midnight) and New Years Eve – 31 December (7pm to midnight)
If you need help in determining what you need to pay your employees for these public holidays, get in touch and we can talk through what you need to know.
If your business closes down over the Christmas period and your Award allows it, you can require your employees to take annual leave during a period when your business will be closed.
You should check your award to see if it allows you to require employees to take annual leave during a close down period, including information about providing notice.
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