Koroilavesau clar­i­fies worker pay on spe­cial pub­lic hol­i­day

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The Min­is­ter for Em­ploy­ment, Pro­duc­tiv­ity and In­dus­trial Re­la­tions Semi Koroilavesau yes­ter­day clar­i­fied that a worker who is em­ployed on any of the gazetted pub­lic hol­i­days is en­ti­tled to pub­lic hol­i­day pay.

The Min­is­ter high­lighted that un­der sec­tion 67 of the Em­ploy­ment Re­la­tions Pro­mul­ga­tion (ERP) 2007 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. “I am clar­i­fy­ing this as Mon­day is a spe­cial Pub­lic Hol­i­day to cel­e­brate with our Olympic he­roes, and if a worker is em­ployed on Mon­day 22 Au­gust 2016, then he/she is en­ti­tled to dou­ble pay,” Min­is­ter Koroilavesau said. “A worker who is not re­quired to work on Mon­day will still be en­ti­tled to pub­lic hol­i­day pay but on a sin­gle rate.”

“The pre­req­ui­site for this en­ti­tle­ment is that the worker must be at work the day be­fore and af­ter the pub­lic hol­i­day and if they are un­able to do so then they must pro­vide a valid rea­son or a med­i­cal cer­tifi­cate.”

Min­is­ter Koroilavesau ap­pealed to all em­ploy­ers who will be op­er­at­ing dur­ing this day to re­mu­ner­ate their work­ers ac­cord­ingly.

Source: DEPTFO News

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