Public Holidays 2019 Easter for the Service Industry


Public Holidays 2019 Easter for the Service Industry

HR Central’s upcoming national Public Holiday reminders for the Service Industry

If you are a business owner/manager that operates within the service industry space, this article is to remind you of your obligations to your employees regarding upcoming public holidays.

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So, with Easter fast approaching, you may have a calendar that looks like this:

Date Day of the Week Is this a public holiday?
19th April 2019 Friday (Good Friday) Yes
20th April 2019 Saturday Yes (except Tas/WA)
21st April 2019 Sunday (Easter Sunday) Yes
22nd April 2019 Monday (Easter Monday) Yes
23 April 2019 Tuesday No
24th April 2019 Wednesday No
25th April 2019 Thursday (Anzac Day) Yes
26th April 2019 Friday No
27th April 2019 Saturday No
28th April 2019 Sunday No

Your check list to ensure that you are paying the correct amount on each of these public holidays:

  • Keep a record of employee hours worked
  • Apply the correct Award rates for that position and industry
  • Understand where the employee sits within the award
  • Include additional penalty rates

Therefore if your business is open during these days, don’t forget to apply Public Holiday rates on:

Friday 19th April
Saturday 20th April (exception Tasmania and Western Australia)
Sunday 21st April
Monday 22nd April
Thursday 25th April

Easter and Anzac Day annual leave suggestions here for business owners/managers operating from an office environment

For the correct amounts to pay, call HR Central on 1300 717 721 or contact

Cath Grawe

Cath is the Chief Communications Officer for HR Central. She works with clients, partners and staff to create clear and effective paths of communication and engagement. She also oversees the messaging of HR Central and its solutions to SME's and the Franchise sector.

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