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Part day public holiday for Queensland

December 09, 2019

Queensland Members need to be aware that:

  • If you have employees rostered on to work on Christmas Eve between 6.00pm and midnight the employee must be paid public holiday penalty rates for those hours; and
  • If you have employees who are on annual leave but would ordinarily work between 6.00pm and midnight, these hours should not be deducted from the employees’ annual leave.

It is important to note those employers whose employees would not ordinarily work between 6.00pm and midnight are unaffected by the changes.

For further information, please contact your Workplace Advisor on 1300 650 620 or email