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If payday falls on a public holiday...should you get paid before or after the public holiday?

And i'm not referring to what we expect from our employer, i'm interested in finding out if there's a law or rule that employees should get paid before a public holiday/weekend or if it's ok for an employer to pay you after either one of those.

this sucks ass. My employer wishes to hold onto their cash for as long as possible. if payday falls on a saturday, we get paid on the monday. If payday falls on a public holiday we get paid the following day. never ever we'd get paid earlier unless the delay would be so substantial that we'd end up getting paid like 3-4 days later...then only they'd make a change and pay us earlier.

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59 mths ago

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There is no law per se. The law refers to your employment contract, and it is your employment contract which should stipulate when you are paid. My company recently changed the salary payment date, after many requests from the staff, to the 27th of each month, if that day falls on a public holiday or a Sunday we are paid the following day, but if that day falls on a Saturday we are paid on the day before (the Friday). I don't know what would happen if our pay day was Saturday and the Friday (day before) was a Public Holiday. I guess we will address that situation if it ever occurs.

59 mths ago

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Not sure, never had a Public Holiday on a pay day.. Always just before or after, like 16th, 27th, 30th, 1st, etc... But, weekends, the day before the weekend, so, I recon the day before the Public Holiday?

59 mths ago

There is no law or rule. If they want to pay you after the holiday or weekend they can do so.

59 mths ago

I searched through 2 labour law websites and couldn't find an answer. My instinct tells me that if the payday is on public holiday, but the next day is a regular working day, it can wait until next working day. If public holiday is followed by another public holiday or a weekend, pay before public holiday.

59 mths ago

Deffinitly the day before.

59 mths ago

I think that, legally, you should be paid the day before, but I am not sure. Try http://www.ccma.org.za/

59 mths ago

We usually get paid before public holiday or weekend... Check though, it all depends on ur employer...

59 mths ago

No idea. but our payday falls on 27th of each month, and we got paid on Sunday

59 mths ago

Basically(unless specified)an employer only has to pay you on the last day of the month.Most pay before i.e 25th or thereabouts.If the last day of the month falls on a weekend they have to pay on the Friday or Sat.

59 mths ago

I guess it depends on the employer. If payday falls on a saturday then we get paid the day before. If payday falls on a public holiday then we get paid the day before.

59 mths ago

for your sake and mine it better be paid after the holiday to avoid stupid spending. but it should be before sadly

59 mths ago

If payday is on weekend, get pay on Friday. Same if payday is on public holliday, get pay before.....

59 mths ago

Unluck for us we are commission earners, and our salaries are only worked out very late in the day, on the last day of every month..I have 2 acc's. Luckily one of the banks I bank with are the same as our companies, and our one salary can go in if we want it to...But usually if there is a public holiday, we can either take an advance or wait till the day after the holiday. We prefer to wait

59 mths ago

What does your contract say? I'm in the fortunate position of having a boss who do internet transfers. If the 25th is on a Saturday, she'll pay us on the 24th and if the 25th is on a Sunday, she'll usually pay us on the 26th. Or even on the 24th.

59 mths ago

you lucky someone is still willing to employ and pay a dumb sod like you!

59 mths ago

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