The Queensland Government has recently announced plans to make a new public holiday in Queensland from 6pm on Christmas Eve. As a result of this anyone who is currently paid under an award rate after 6pm will be paid at penalty rates which under the current rules. This can mean that the employees will be paid up to 250% of their normal pay just to be working since it is a public holiday.
What does this mean for Queensland?
Businesses that will be staying open after 6pm, will be required to pay