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Public holiday falls on Sunday

How to work out pay and holiday entitlements for a calendar date public holiday falling on a Sunday.

Waitangi Day, ANZAC Day

This table shows minimum entitlements when Waitangi Day or ANZAC Day falls on Sunday. Check your employment agreement for any extra entitlements.

Do you normally work Sunday? Do you normally work Monday? Minimum entitlement

No

Yes

Holiday is 'mondayised'.

If you worked on Sunday and not Monday:

You would be paid your normal rate for working Sunday. You would have the day off on Monday and would be paid your relevant daily pay or average daily pay for this.

If you worked on Monday and not Sunday:

You would be paid time and half for working on Monday and get a paid alternative holiday (day in lieu).

If you worked both days:

You would be paid your normal rate for working Sunday and time and a half for working Monday. You would also be provided a paid alternative holiday (day in lieu) for working Monday.

If you don’t work on either day:

You would be provided a paid day off on Monday. You would be paid your relevant daily pay or average daily pay for this. 

No

No

Holiday is mondayised.

If you worked on Sunday and not Monday:

You would be paid your normal rate for working Sunday. You would not get an alternative holiday (day in lieu).

If you worked on Monday and not Sunday:

You would be paid time and a half for working Monday. You won’t get an alternative holiday (day in lieu).

If you worked both days:

You would be paid your normal rate for working Sunday and paid time and a half for working Monday. You won’t get an alternative holiday (day in lieu).

If you worked neither day:

You won’t get any payment for Sunday or Monday. You won’t get an alternative holiday (day in lieu).

Yes

Yes

Holiday not mondayised.

If you worked on Sunday and not Monday:

You would be paid time and a half for working Sunday and get a paid alternative holiday (day in lieu) for working Sunday. You won’t get any public holiday related payment and would be paid at your normal rate for working Monday.

If you worked on Monday and not Sunday:

You would be paid your relevant daily pay or average daily pay for a day off on Sunday and paid your normal rate for working Monday.

If you worked both days:

You would be paid time and a half for working Sunday and get a paid alternative holiday (day in lieu). You would be paid your normal rate for working Monday.

If you worked neither day:

You would be paid your relevant daily pay or average daily pay and have a day off work on Sunday. Your entitlement to any pay for having Monday off would depend on the reason for having that day off.

Yes

No

Holiday not mondayised.

If you worked on Sunday and not Monday:

You would be paid time and a half for working Sunday and get a paid alternative holiday (day in lieu).

If you worked on Monday and not Sunday:

You would be paid your relevant daily pay or average daily pay, for a day off on Sunday. You would be paid your normal rate for working Monday. You won’t get an alternative holiday (day in lieu).

If you worked both days:

You would be paid time and a half for working Sunday and get a paid alternative holiday (day in lieu). You would be paid your normal rate for working Monday.

If you worked neither day:

You would be paid your relevant daily pay or average daily pay, for a day off on Sunday.

Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, January 2nd

This table shows minimum entitlements when Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day or January 2nd falls on Sunday. Check your employment agreement for any extra entitlements.

Do you normally work Sunday?

Do you normally work Tuesday?

Minimum entitlement 

No

Yes

Holiday is 'tuesdayised' because there are two public holidays in a row.

If you worked on Sunday and not Tuesday:

You would be paid your normal rate for working Sunday. You would have the day off on Tuesday and would be paid your relevant daily pay or average daily pay for this.

If you worked on Tuesday and not Sunday:

You would be paid time and half for working on Tuesday and get a paid alternative holiday (day in lieu).

If you worked both days:

You would be paid your normal rate for working Sunday and time and a half for working Tuesday. You would also be provided a paid alternative holiday (day in lieu) for working Tuesday.

If you don’t work on either day:

You would be provided a paid day off on Tuesday. You would be paid your relevant daily pay or average daily pay for this.

No

No

Holiday is tuesdayised because there are two public holidays in a row.

If you worked on Sunday and not Tuesday:

You would be paid your normal rate for working Sunday. You would not get an alternative holiday (day in lieu).

If you worked on Tuesday and not Sunday:

You would be paid time and a half for working Tuesday. You won’t get an alternative holiday (day in lieu).

If you worked both days:

You would be paid your normal rate for working Sunday and paid time and a half for working Tuesday. You won’t get an alternative holiday (day in lieu).

If you worked neither day:

You won’t get any payment for Sunday or Tuesday. You won’t get an alternative holiday (day in lieu).

Yes

Yes

Holiday not tuesdayised.

If you worked on Sunday and not Tuesday:

You would be paid time and a half for working Sunday and get a paid alternative holiday (day in lieu) for working Sunday. You won’t get any public holiday related payment and would be paid at your normal rate for working Tuesday.

If you worked on Tuesday and not Sunday:

You would be paid your relevant daily pay or average daily pay for a day off on Sunday and paid your normal rate for working Tuesday (Monday).

If you worked both days:

You would be paid time and a half for working Sunday and get a paid alternative holiday (day in lieu). You would be paid your normal rate for working Tuesday.

If you worked neither day:

You would be paid your relevant daily pay or average daily pay and have a day off work on Sunday. Your entitlement to any pay for having Tuesday off would depend on the reason for having that day off.

Yes

No

Holiday not tuesdayised. 

If you worked on Sunday and not Tuesday:

You would be paid time and a half for working Sunday and get a paid alternative holiday (day in lieu).

If you worked on Tuesday and not Sunday:

You would be paid your relevant daily pay or average daily pay, for a day off on Sunday. You would be paid your normal rate for working Tuesday. You won’t get an alternative holiday (day in lieu).

If you worked both days:

You would be paid time and a half for working Sunday and get a paid alternative holiday (day in lieu). You would be paid your normal rate for working Tuesday.

If you worked neither day:

You would be paid your relevant daily pay or average daily pay, for a day off on Sunday.

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Page last revised: 20 July 2021

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