Pay an employee for working a public holiday

If an employee works on a public holiday, you'll need to add a time and a half pay item to their payslip during a pay run so that they're paid correctly.

Before you start

Add time and a half earnings to an employee

  1. In the Payroll menu, select Pay Runs.
  2. Open the pay run for the period that includes the public holiday.
  3. Click the name of the employee to open their details.
  4. Under Earnings, click Add.
  5. Select the Time and a Half pay item.
  6. Enter the number of hours that the employee worked for time and a half.
  7. Under Earnings, zero out the hours for the public holiday that the employee worked.

    Image showing Earnings screen.

  8. Under Leave Accruals in the Alternative Holidays line, add the standard number of hours for a day (the hours that the employee accrued for working the public holiday).

    Image showing leave accruals.

  9. Click Save & Close.
  10. Process the pay run