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Basic Guide to Public Holidays (Domestic Workers)

by Zopedol — last modified 2007-11-28 14:02
Workers must get paid time off for public holidays, but if they agree to work, they must be paid double their normal wage.


Sectoral Determination 7 applies to all domestic workers  (including independent contractors and those employed by agencies), except domestic workers who -
  • work on farms; or
  • are covered by -
    • another sectoral determination, or
    • a bargaining council agreement.

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act applies in respect of any matter not covered by this sectoral determination.


Pay for Public Holidays

Workers must get paid time off for any public holiday that falls on a working day.

Working on Public Holidays

Working on a public holiday is by agreement only.
Workers must be paid double the normal wage for working on a public holiday.

Exchanging Public Holidays

A public holiday can be exchanged with another day by agreement.

Public Holidays and Annual Leave

A public holiday cannot be counted as annual leave.

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