Kōrero: Public holidays

Holiday surcharge

Holiday surcharge

Under the Holidays Act 2003, anyone working on a public holiday must be paid time and a half and be given a day off in lieu. This has led many cafés and restaurants to introduce a surcharge to cover the extra costs of employing staff that day. However, some cafés, such as this one in Dunedin, have chosen instead to attract more custom by not having a surcharge on a public holiday.

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Otago Daily Times
Photograph by Gerard O'Brien

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Public holidays - Public holidays legislation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/32452/holiday-surcharge (accessed 23 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 16 Sep 2016