I work full-time, Monday to Friday, but the business was closed on Monday 28 October. Will I get paid for the day?

Monday 28 October 2019 is a public holiday and as you would normally be due in work you are entitled to get your normal pay for the day.

If you did work on Monday 28, you would be entitled to your pay for the day and one of the following alternatives:

– An additional day of annual leave

– An additional day’s pay

– A paid day off within a month of the public holiday

If you are not normally rostered to work on a public holiday you are entitled to one-fifth of your weekly pay as compensation for the public holiday.

Part-time employees also qualify for a public holiday entitlement, when they have worked at least 40 hours in total in the 5 weeks before the public holiday.

If you are not getting your public holiday entitlement, you may make a complaint under the Organisation of Working Time Act within 6 months. You must use the online complaint form (pdf) from the Workplace Relations Commission.

Further information is available from Clifden Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public.Tel: 0761 07 7580 / 087 1301100 Email: clifden@citinfo.ie – 2nd Floor, Credit Union Building, Clifden, open Thursday 7pm – 8pm, Friday 10.30am – 3.30pm;  Letterfrack service Tuesday 12th & 26th November & Tuesday 10th December 2019, 1pm to 4pm, Connemara West