Skip navigation


DER Clarifies Holidays

The Department of Employment Relations wishes to advise employers and employees of the following:

Christmas Day and Boxing Day are being observed on Monday, 26 December, and Tuesday, 27 December, respectively. Any employee who works on any of these days shall be paid double time for hours worked. Employees who do not work on these days shall be paid normal wages.

25 December 2011 is NOT considered to be a public holiday and is therefore a normal work day.

As New Year's Day is being observed on Monday, 2 January 2012, any employee who works on this day shall be paid double time for hours worked. Employees who do not work on this day shall be paid normal wages.

1 January 2012 is NOT considered to be a public holiday and is therefore a normal workday.

For further clarification and guidance, please contact the Department of Employment Relations at 945-3114.