December 17, 2019
For some businesses, Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year. But for others, it might be time to shutdown shop for a few days or a couple of weeks.
You don’t want to walk away on the last day and have that tingling feeling you’ve forgotten to turn off the stove or lock the front door.
Make sure and double sure you’ve got packed away every last thing and switched off every last light before you roll down the shutter for the end-of-year period.
Print off the checklist below and tick off the tasks as you do them:
Here’s a link to the pdf
The following of a list of public holidays that occur in Australia between the Christmas period and Australia Day. The following is a list of the public holidays*.
|Christmas Day||Wednesday, 25 December||Friday, 25 December||Saturday, 25 December|
|Boxing Day||Thursday, 26 December||Saturday, 26 December||Sunday, 26 December|
|New Year’s Day||Wednesday, 1 January||Friday, 1 January||Saturday, 1 January|
|Day after New Year’s Day||Thursday, 2 January||Saturday, 2 January||Sunday, 2 January|
|Waitangi Day||Thursday, 6 February||Saturday, 6 February||Friday, 6 February|
*Make sure to check the state legislation regarding the provision of public holidays in your state or the state in which your employee predominantly works. Make sure you also check the applicable Modern Award, enterprise bargaining agreement or contracts of your employees with regards to regulations around public holiday penalty rates and temporary shutdown provisions. The Modern Award, along with the Fair Work Act will set out circumstances where it would be suitable or reasonable to force an employee to take a period of annual leave during this period.
|Christmas Eve||6pm – midnight (Qld)
7pm – midnight
|Tuesday, 24 December||Thursday, 24 December||Friday, 24 December|
|Christmas Day||All states||Wednesday, 25 December||Friday, 25 December||Saturday, 25 December|
|Boxing Day||All states||Thursday, 26 December||Saturday, 26 December||Sunday, 26 December|
|New Year’s Eve||7pm – midnight
|Tuesday, 31 December||Thursday, 31 December||Friday, 1 January|
|New Year’s Day||All states||Wednesday, 1 January||Friday, 1 January||Saturday, 1 January|
|Australia Day||All states||Sunday, 26 January||Tuesday, 26 January||Wednesday, 26 January|
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