National and Public Holidays


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Work on National and Public Holidays​
​​Description
​Remuneration rates during National and Public Holidays.

Questions

Answers

What would the situation be whenever a public or a national holiday falls on a day of rest?

If a public or national holiday falls on any day of rest between Monday and Friday it is to be added to the annual leave entitlement of the employee. However, if a public or national holiday falls on a Saturday or a Sunday which happens to be a day of rest, no additional day is added to the annual leave entitlement of the employee.

Can the employer oblige an employee to work on a public holiday?

So long as the regulations in respect of rest periods are observed, the employee can be obliged to work on a public holiday and paid according to the applicable overtime rates by law.


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Department for Industrial and Employment Relations 
121, Melita​​ Street,
Valletta - Malta 
VLT 1121
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