Public holidays receive special treatment because they are not like any other normal day. Depending on their job schedule, each employee might get different treatment when public holidays are concerned.
On Talexio, public holidays are further distinguished by having their hours and rates directly accessible from the Special Rates section of the payslip.
Deriving the hours
There are several different scenarios which Talexio supports when deriving the hours to be paid for a public holiday.
For employees without T&A on a fixed schedule, the flow remains mostly unchanged where the employee is paid the hours of a full day of work, depending on the amount of weekly hours they work (i.e. their Job Schedule settings).
For irregular employees, there are no fixed weekly working hours, so an average of the past 13 week (or quarter) is used to determine one whole day of work in hours. This can always be amended by the user from the special rates section.
When the company makes use of Talexio's T&A module, the method with which the hours are calculated is more granular. This is done by looking at the employee's shifts for the day (where the employee has worked them).
This is especially useful when they do not work the same hours each day, as can be seen in the below example.
An employee works the below schedule:
Total of 22hrs per week.
The average daily hours of the employee would be: 22hrs / 5 days = 4.4hrs
However, if a public holiday happens to fall on any of the days other than Tuesday, Saturday, or Sunday, they would get paid extra. Conversely, if a public holiday happens to fall on Tuesday, they would be paid less (4.4 hours is less than 6 hours).
To get around this, Talexio projects future shifts* (without needing to create them yourself) and can estimate how many hours the employee would have worked if it was a normal working day.
* If a shift already exists, Talexio would look at those hours instead, in case the user overrides the hours
Read more about Public Holiday Hours based on Shift.