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:

[LINK] Leave entitlements for a public holiday

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