The Upcoming Waitangi Public Holiday

This upcoming Sunday is Waitangi Day. However as the Public Holiday falls on the weekend, it is possible that the day becomes Mondayised for some employees. Unlike the recent Boxing Day and Day After New Year’s holidays, Waitangi Day cannot be Tuesdayised. You can find out how to process any and all situations, by viewing below.

Is Sunday an Otherwise Working Day for your employee?


If yes,


If they do not work
, they receive their normal pay for time off.


Enter the date of the Public Holiday into their timesheet. Ensure “Public Holiday” is checked to the right of the date.


Leave the “Action” dropdown menu set as “Normal Working” even though they did not work. Leave the “Worked Hours” field empty. Enter the employee’s “Default Hours“.


Select “Save”.

If they worked, they receive time and a half, and an alternative holiday.


Enter the date of the Public Holiday into their timesheet. Ensure “Public Holiday” is checked to the right of the date.


Leave the “Action” dropdown menu set as “Normal Working“. Enter the employee’s “Worked Hours” and their “Default Hours“. 


Select “Save”.

If no,


If they did not work on Monday, but would normally work on Monday,
 they receive their normal pay for time off.

 
Enter the Mondayised date of the Public Holiday into their timesheet. Ensure “Public Holiday” is checked to the right of the date.
 
Leave the “Action” dropdown menu set as “Normal Working” even though they did not work. Leave the “Worked Hours” field empty. Enter the employee’s “Default Hours“.
 
Select “Save”.

If they worked on Monday, but would normally work on Monday, they receive time and a half and an alternative holiday.


Enter the Mondayised date of the Public Holiday into their timesheet. Ensure “Public Holiday” is checked to the right of the date.

 
Enter the employee’s “Worked Hours” and their “Default Hours“.
 
Select “Save”.

If they worked on Monday, but would not normally work on Monday, they receive time and a half but no alternative holiday.

 

Enter the Mondayised date of the Public Holiday into their timesheet. Ensure “Public Holiday” is checked to the right of the date.

 
Enter the employee’s “Worked Hours“, Leave their “Default Hours” field empty.
 
Select “Save”.

Default Hours

If your employee does not have default hours, but you are required to enter default hours,

 
Select the information (i) button highlighted in the image above. This option is to the right of the “Default Hours” field. not the button to the right of the “Action” dropdown menu. A new menu will open with a few options you could use to enter their default hours. These options were created from calculations based on the employee’s working pattern. There is no hard and fast rule in the Holiday Act 2003 that defines what should be used, so use the method you believe to be most fair. It does not have to be listed in this menu to be compliant.

We hope this guide has helped you with processing the upcoming Waitangi Day. For additional information please see our help guide: Manage Public Holidays falls on Weekends. Remember that if you get stuck at all, you can contact us at support@crystalpayroll.co.nz or give us a call on 09 480 0123 using extension 1. 

Please be reminded that our office will be closed on Monday, 7 Feb. Enjoy your long weekend and your Waitangi Day.

 

Kind Regards

The Team at Crystal Payroll