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Small businesses encouraged to check penalty rates in order to plan for Australia day

Small businesses encouraged to check penalty rates in order to plan for Australia day

Small businesses are encouraged to plan for the upcoming Australia Day public holiday by checking Enterprise Agreements and penalty rates.

This year, Australia Day falls on a Saturday, which means the recognized public holiday is Monday, January 28.

Employsure’s senior employment relations adviser, Jonathan Wilson said Saturday was not considered a public holiday and therefore employers were not required to pay public holiday rates for staff working on Saturday.

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