Koroilavesau clar­i­fies dou­ble pay for holiday work

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Em­ploy­ment Min­is­ter Semi Koroilavesau yes­ter­day spelled out that work­ers em­ployed on a pub­lic holiday were en­ti­tled to pub­lic holiday rate. “If a worker is em­ployed this Good Fri­day, Easter Satur­day and Easter Mon­day, then the worker is en­ti­tled to dou­ble pay,” Mr Koroilavesau said.

The Min­is­ter high­lighted that Sec­tion 67 of the Em­ploy­ment Re­la­tions Pro­mul­ga­tion (ERP) 2007 states that a worker must be paid in re­spect of each pub­lic holiday for the num­ber of hours which the worker would nor­mally have worked on that day had it not been a pub­lic holiday. Mr Koroilavesau said if a worker did not come to work on Good Fri­day, Easter Satur­day and Easter Mon­day, then they would on a sin­gle rate. The Hon­ourable Min­is­ter ap­pealed to all em­ploy­ers who would be car­ry­ing out work dur­ing the pub­lic hol­i­days to re­mu­ner­ate their work­ers ac­cord­ingly.

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