We are currently in a purple patch of public holidays (try to say that three times fast) which is causing some confusion for P&C’s and their “Term Time” employees. Our advice is as follows.
Term Time employees are engaged to work during term periods only and therefore any period of school holidays, or other period not within “school term dates” are unpaid. The Queensland Government has gazetted term two of 2022 to commence from Tuesday 19 April and conclude on Friday 24 June. Therefore, any days prior to 19 April do not form part of Term 2 and are not paid. This includes Easter Monday (18 April). However, any public holidays that fall within those term dates ARE paid if the Term Time Employee is normally rostered to work on the day a public holiday falls (such as Queens Birthday and ANZAC Day).