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Adding the Queen's Memorial public holiday - September 2022 - Australia

This month, Australia will mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II with a one-off public holiday on Thursday 22 September.

In MYOB Exo Employer Services, you pay employees for the new public holiday the same way as any other, but you may need to check if there are any other payroll activities affected by the change.

Managing the Queen's Memorial holiday

Processing the pay run

Process the Queen's Memorial holiday as you would other public holidays, by adding it to the current pay run.

Setting up the holiday in time and attendance.

If you are using Time and Attendance, you can add the public holiday under Statutory Holiday Groups.

Go to Maintenance > Statutory Holiday Groups > Maintain Public Holidays.

For more detailed instructions, see online help – Adding a public holiday date for use in a statutory holiday group.

Checking other affected payroll activities

New starters and terminations

Check that you have made the appropriate arrangements to update staff who were previously scheduled to start or finish their employment on the date of the public holidays.

Pre-existing leave requests

Employees with leave already planned on the new holiday are entitled to the new holiday depending on the type of leave, and whether it was paid or unpaid:

  • Annual and sick leave must only be replaced if it's “paid” and the day would have been a regular/normal work day for the employee.
  • Long service leave rules are determined by state or territory legislation.
  • Unpaid leave cannot be replaced by a paid public holiday

If you do have any pre-existing leave requests that need to be changed, update them accordingly.

For more information about which employees are entitled to the public holiday, see the Australian Government guidance:

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