An employee ceased his employment on the day before a public holiday. Is he entitled to a public holiday benefit in respect of that public holiday?


Where an employee ceases to be employed at any time during the week ending on the day before a public holiday (i.e. in the 7 day period immediately preceding the public holiday), and the employee has worked for his employer during the previous 4 weeks, the employee is entitled to be compensated for the public holiday at the appropriate daily rate.

A part-time employee must also have satisfied the condition of having worked 40 hours in the preceding 5 week period ending on the day before the public holiday.