Public Holiday Survival Guide

New Zealand has 11 Public Holidays every year. Every public holiday poses a unique challenge to employers. Employsure has developed a comprehensive guide to help you find your way.


The issue of public holiday pay for employees, including who is entitled to what rate and the impact of any leave, is a complex one for employers.  You may also ask yourself if it’s reasonable to ask an employee to work a public holiday, or what rate of pay employees are entitled to and when.

Download this guide on Public Holiday below to find out more about:


  • Public holiday payments
  • Working on public holidays
  • Employee entitlements
  • Paid leave on public holidays
  • Forced shutdowns

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