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Flexible Working arrangementsOctober 31, 2016
Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most famous horse racing event held on the first Tuesday of November every year. The event is widely considered as “the race that stops the nation”. Although it is a legal public holiday in Victoria only, it is observed by many workplaces across Australia as a chance to take time out or off work.
Some employers might argue that the loss in productivity is detrimental to the overall business and disruption to clients may look unprofessional, however, there are some benefits of allowing employees to take the afternoon off to celebrate the festivities.
If managed effectively so your clients and business are not affected, time out for a celebration can have a positive effect on your business and staff morale.
As Australia’s leading workplace relations specialist, we can assist with any questions you may have about public holidays or Melbourne Cup celebrations. Call us today on 1300 651 415.