Working over Easter
Only Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays. Easter Sunday is not a public holiday, but most businesses have to be closed.
Most businesses legally have to be closed on Good Friday. If your employer is trading and you choose to work (and you usually would have worked that Friday), you'll:
- be paid at least time and a half (1.5 times what you’d usually make for that day’s work), and
- get a paid day off to take later — called a day in lieu — even if you've only worked part of a shift.
If you work on Good Friday but you don’t usually work Fridays, you'll be paid time and a half — you won't get a paid day off to take later.
If your employer is trading and you go to work, you'll be paid your usual rate (no time a half and no paid day off later).
If you usually work Sundays but your employer is closed, you won't get a paid day off unless your employer offers one in your employment agreement.
Normal public holiday rules apply.