Public holidays and pay processing

Christmas & Boxing days - December 25-26

(hover over the day you want to pay staff, to see when you need to deposit funds)

  1. transfer for overnight
    transfer for one-day
    transfer for two-day
    fri 22payday: yes!
  2. weekendsat 23payday: yes!
  3. weekendsun 24payday: no!
  4. Christmas Day!mon 25public/bank hol
  5. Boxing Day!tue 26public/bank hol
  6. transfer for overnight
    transfer for one-day
    transfer for two-day
    wed 27payday: no!
  7. transfer for overnight
    transfer for one-day
    transfer for two-day
    thu 28payday: yes!

key: Can be a pay day Cannot be a pay day

New Years days - January 01-02

(hover over the day you want to pay staff, to see when you need to deposit funds)

  1. transfer for overnight
    transfer for one-day
    transfer for two-day
    fri 29payday: yes!
  2. weekendsat 30payday: yes!
  3. weekendsun 31payday: no!
  4. New Years Day!mon 01public/bank hol
  5. Day after NYstue 02public/bank hol
  6. transfer for overnight
    transfer for one-day
    transfer for two-day
    wed 03payday: no!
  7. transfer for overnight
    transfer for one-day
    transfer for two-day
    thu 04payday: yes!

key: Can be a pay day Cannot be a pay day


Key points

  • Your 'pay day' is defined as the day (from early AM) your employees see their wages in their bank account.
  • We set, and the bank processes pays overnight the night before your set pay day, so:
  • You cannot have a pay day after a Saturday, Sunday or any National public holiday.
  • Do I need to record public holidays taken? Yes. Yes you do! Use the 'Public holiday off' pay type in timesheets.
  • What about recording a public holiday worked? Definitely, because that needs to be paid at 'time and a half' or 1.5 times your employees' standard rate AND you need to add an 'Alternative Holiday' day to your employee's balance (in a new row).

Further notes:

  1. If your normal payday is Tuesday, a typical long weekend like the one above will mean you will have to adjust your pay day (make it earlier or later).
  2. If your normal payday is Thursday and you use the FREE 2-day plan (i.e. you deposit by 10pm Monday), you will need to deposit the week before to avoid 1-day plan fees of 50 cents / per employee paid, unless you are a not for profit, when all plans are free.

Calendar for 2017

Holiday nameDate: actualDate: observed
New Year's Day Sunday 1 January Tuesday 3 January
Day after New Year's Day Monday 2 January Monday 2 January
Waitangi Day Monday 6 February Monday 6 February
Good Friday Friday 14 April Friday 14 April
Easter Monday Monday 17 April Monday 17 April
ANZAC Day Tuesday 25 April Tuesday 25 April
Queen's Birthday 1st Monday in June Monday 5 June
Labour Day 4th Monday in October Monday 23 October
Christmas Day Monday 25 December Monday 25 December
Boxing Day Tuesday 26 December Tuesday 26 December

Calendar for 2018

Holiday nameDate: actualDate: observed
New Year's Day Monday 1 January Monday 1 January
Day after New Year's Day Tuesday 2 January Tuesday 2 January
Waitangi Day Tuesday 6 February Tuesday 6 February
Good Friday Friday 30 March Friday 30 March
Easter Monday Monday 02 April Monday 02 April
ANZAC Day Wednesday 25 April Wednesday 25 April
Queen's Birthday 1st Monday in June Monday 4 June
Labour Day 4th Monday in October Monday 22 October
Christmas Day Tuesday 25 December Tuesday 25 December
Boxing Day Wednesday 26 December Wednesday 26 December