Mondayising and Payroll for 2016

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Mondayising and Payroll for 2016

January 18, 2016

For 2016, Waitangi Day and Christmas Day are the only two public holidays that fall on a weekend and will be ‘observed’ on a Monday. This is  known as Mondayising. The chart below is an easy reference for an employer to see Mondayisation in action and work out what this means for their employee entitlements.

 

Mondayising examples:

Public Holiday Observed Employee Entitlement
Waitangi Day 6th Feb 2016 (Saturday) Monday 8th Feb. 2016 If an employee would not normally work on Saturday 6 Feb. their holiday entitlements are transferred to Monday 8 Feb.

If an employee would normally work on Saturday 6 Feb, then they will get holiday entitlement on this day.

Christmas Day 25 December 2016 (Sunday) Tuesday 27th Dec, 2016 If an employee would not normally work on Sunday 25 December, then their holiday entitlements are transferred to Tuesday 27 December.

If an employee would normally work on Sunday 25 December then they will get holiday entitlement on this day.

 

So now you know about Mondayising you may be wondering what exactly are your staff’s ‘holiday entitlements’?   Well, holiday entitlements differ for employees depending on whether or not they actually work on the holiday or alternatively the day on which their holiday is transferred to.

These scenarios come from the following website and cover a variety of possibilities.

http://employment.govt.nz/er/holidaysandleave/publicholidays/mondayisation.asp

 

Holiday Entitlements: 

Scenarios Do you ‘normally’ work Saturday? Do you ‘normally’ work Monday? Entitlement – if you actually work on certain days.
 1: No Yes If you work on Saturday and not Monday:
You will be paid your normal rate for working Saturday. You will also be paid your normal rate for the day off on Monday. If you work on Monday and not Saturday:
You will be paid time and half for working and receive an alternative holiday (day in lieu). If you work both days:
You will be paid your normal rate for working Saturday and time and a half for working Monday. You will also be provided an alternative holiday (day in lieu) for working Monday. If you work neither days:
You will be provided a paid day off on Monday at your normal rate.
. 2: No No If you work on Saturday and not Monday:
You will be paid your normal rate for working Saturday. If you work on Monday and not Saturday:
You will be paid time and a half for working Monday. If you work both days:
You will be paid your normal rate for working Saturday and paid time and a half for working Monday. If you work neither days:
The Holidays Act 2003 provisions do not apply. Check your employment agreement for any additional provisions.
. 3: Yes Yes If you work on Saturday and not Monday:

You will be paid time and a half for working Saturday and receive an alternative holiday (day in lieu) for working Saturday. You will be paid your normal rate for working Monday.

If you work on Monday and not Saturday: 
You will be paid your normal rate for a day off on Saturday and paid your normal rates for working Monday.

If you work both days: 
You will be paid time and a half for working Saturday and receive an alternative holiday (day in lieu). You will be paid your normal rate for working Monday.

If you work neither days: 
You will receive a paid day off on Saturday. Your entitlement for having Monday off will depend on the reason for having that day off.

. 4: Yes No If you work on Saturday and not Monday: 
You will be paid time and a half for working Saturday and receive an alternative holiday (day in lieu). If you work on Monday and not Saturday: 
You will be paid your normal rate for a day off on Saturday. You will be paid your normal rate for working Monday. If you work both days: 
You will be paid time and a half for working Saturday and receive an alternative holiday (day in lieu). You will be paid your normal rate for working Monday. If you work neither days: 
You will be provided a paid day off on Saturday at your normal rate.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have any further queries about Mondayising or New Zealand payroll in general then please contact us. Our team at Flexipayroll  0800 88 70 70 and we will be only too happy to assist.

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