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

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

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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Public Holiday penalty rates – get them right from the get go.

Some of the biggest issues small businesses face on public holidays are balancing the competing priorities including increased cashflow, additional staff and changed customer behaviour. Combined with new penalty rates, if you’re an employer in hospitality, restaurant, fast food, retail and pharmacy industries it’s important you are familiar with Enterprise Agreements or employee Awards. For more information on penalty rates during the public holiday, click on the following links:

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