It’s important that businesses understand the trading restrictions that apply in each State over Easter, and that employees are paid correctly. Each State is different and in this article, we focus on NSW. For other State & Territory guides, please click here.
New South Wales counts Good Friday (30 March), Easter Saturday (31 March), Easter Sunday (1 April) and Easter Monday (2 April) as public holidays. This means that if you trade on any of these dates, businesses have to pay employees penalty rates based on the Award that they are employed under.
Good Friday (30 March) and Easter Sunday (1 April) are restricted trading days under the Retail Trading Act 2008. Unless you are an exempt business, or have obtained an exemption, you are not permitted to trade. Click here to find out more information and details on exemptions from NSW Industrial Relations.
If you have questions relating to payroll implications for the public holiday period, get in touch and speak with one of our team.
DFK Laurence Varnay wishes you a safe and happy Easter break! We will be closed from Friday, 30 March and will reopen on Tuesday, 3 April.