New public holiday in Queensland
The Queensland Government have announced a part-day public holiday on Christmas Eve, 24 December (from 6pm-midnight). This public holiday will commence from 2019 onwards.
Businesses in Queensland must ensure that they apply the correct rates to any employees who are working after 6:00pm on 24 December.
If you have employees on salaries or loaded hourly rates, you should review the current arrangements to ensure that the salary is sufficient to incorporate any additional costs.
For more information on public holidays in Queensland and understanding or implementing these changes contact the Queensland Government on 13 74 68 or employsure on 1300 651 415.
The Money Edge | Bundaberg