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Understanding public holidays

Understanding what public holidays mean for you if you’re an employer or an employee can be a little bit confusing. Often they vary from state to state, and the entitlements can become a bit unclear.

The Fair Work Ombudsman has released a comprehensive guide to public holidays, including a list of public holidays, and what working or not working on public holidays means for different types of employees.

Fair Work has also provided an easy-to-understand video that summarises “who is entitled to take a day off on a public holiday and what you should be paid.”

Watch the video