Public holidays are occasional days of holiday where your business may have special hours and staff may be entitled to certain leave and loadings.

Public holidays will need to be loaded into your account based on your region.

You can add loadings to days that fall on public holidays, when you setup your awards.

To manage public holidays, go to the Settings → Public holidays page of your account.

To add a new leave type, click the Create new button at the top of the page.

Public holidays can be attached to your entire company, or specific locations within it. This is particularly useful for multi-state businesses. Below you will find a breakdown of all the fields in the Settings → Public holidays location of your account.

Field NameExampleDescription
ID*PH10001A unique identifier for the public holiday record. An ID can be comprised of text and/or numbers up to 20 characters in length. If the ID used belongs to an existing deleted public holiday, it will be un-deleted.
Name*Christmas 2014A short name used within the %roster% and drop-down lists to help you identify the record.
Date*2014-12-25The date the public holiday falls on. In YYYY-MM-DD format.
Attached to*CompanyThe level within your company the public holiday affects. In most cases this will be set to 'Company' as the holiday will affect all areas within it. It could also be attached to specific 'areas' only. Enterprise customers can also attach holidays to their groupings by selecting their group names here.
AffectsEach of the 'attached to' levels the public holiday is attached to. If the 'attached to' setting is 'company' this field will not show.

* Mandatory   1 Enterprise Only

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