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

Payroll & leave > Public holidays 


Public holidays will need to be loaded into your account based on your region. Your Implementation Consultant will set up your initial public holidays for the current year, and you will need to set them up for each following year.

Best practice is to do this around November or December for the following year, to ensure you have them entered prior to rostering for the new year, as some of these, particularly local public holidays, can change from year to year.

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

Add a public holiday

To manage public holidays, go to Payroll & leave > Public holidays page of your account.

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


PLEASE NOTE: If you create or import a public holiday for a period where there are already shifts rostered, please contact Ento Support to arrange a recost of the existing shifts, to ensure any updated earning rates can be applied.


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 Payroll & leave > Public holidays 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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