Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TASTE -

IF you are won­der­ing why many cafes and restau­rants around the city aren’t open on Christ­mas Day, Box­ing Day and New Year’s Day, it’s be­cause penalty rates for per­ma­nent and ca­sual staff for those days jump up to 250 and 275 per cent of nor­mal rates or around $ 55 and $ 62 an hour for floor staff. That’s an aw­ful lot of $ 3.50 cof­fees they need to sell.

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