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Memorial Day Public Holiday: To mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Government has announced a one-off national public holiday, to take place on Monday 26 September 2022. More on public holidays and leave entitlements

Public holiday to mark passing of Queen Elizabeth II

To mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the Government has announced a one-off national public holiday, to take place on Monday 26 September 2022.

Employees get a paid day off on a public holiday if it’s a day they would otherwise have been working.

There are specific rules for paying employees for public holidays when they fall within a period of leave such as annual, sick and bereavement leave or during a business close-down period.

Find out more:

Leave entitlements for a public holiday

Public Holiday on 26 September to mark passing of Queen Elizabeth II – Beehive.govt.nz (external link)

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